Flora and Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures
Overview - Holy unanticipated occurrences A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. Read more...
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Holy unanticipated occurrences A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.
It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You ,
is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry -- and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.
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bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters.
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When a squirrel is sucked inside a neighbor’s vacuum cleaner, Flora Belle Buckman—who is still recovering from her parents’ divorce—puts down her favorite comic book (Terrible Things Can Happen to You!) and springs into action. But once she has saved the squirrel—whom she names Ulyssess—Flora soon discovers that the animal has some magical powers. Narrator Sands delivers a charming and lighthearted performance that listeners will love. Sands’s ability to create colorful, over-the-top characters is an ideal match for DiCamillo’s quirky novel, and the voices she produces here are pitch-perfect. This is a fun-filled audio experience. Ages 10–up. A Candlewick hardcover. (Sept)