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Flora and Ulysses
Flora and Ulysses
Written by Kate DiCamillo
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 076366040X
ISBN-13: 9780763660406
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Flora and Ulysses
The Illuminated Adventures

author: Kate DiCamillo
illustrator: K.G. Campbell

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. From #1 New York Times best-selling 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.

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $20.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
076366040X / 9780763660406
on sale date:
09/2013
type/format:
Illustrated Middle-grade Fiction / Hard Cover
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
240 / 6" x 8"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
 
author’s comments:
Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, which received a Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award Finalist; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, winner of a Boston Globe Horn Book Award; The Magicianís Elephant; and the best-selling Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis. About Flora she says, "I set out to tell the story of a vacuum cleaner and a squirrel. I ended up writing a book about superheroes, cynics, poetry, love, giant donuts, little shepherdess lamps, and how we are all working to find our way home. Seal blubber!"
illustrator’s comments:
K. G. Campbell is the author-illustrator of Lester's Dreadful Sweaters. He was born in Kenya, raised in Scotland, and now lives in southern California.
 
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