Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

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By Kate DiCamillo
Publisher Candlewick
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
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Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genrebreaking 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 selfdescribed cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is 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. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laughoutloud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format a novel interspersed with comicstyle graphic sequences and fullpage illustrations, all rendered in blackandwhite by upandcoming artist K. G. Campbell.

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31778 words31,778 words
240 pages240 pages
Lexile 520L Lexile 520L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Published 2015Published 2015

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