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Flora & Ulysses

Flora & Ulysses

by Kate DiCamillo Illustrated by K. G. Campbell
Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal
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 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 bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
Ages
8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 7
Lexile Measure
520L
DRA
50
Guided Reading
U
Number of Pages
240
Genre
Adventure, Comedy and Humor, Comic Books and Graphic Novels

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Kate DiCamillo Newbery Medal winner Kate DiCamillo wrote her first book, Because of Winn-Dixie, because she was homesick for Florida, where she grew up. She discovers, rather than creates, her very lifelike characters.
K. G. Campbell

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