Flora & Ulysses

Flora & Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures

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Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in this genre-breaking novel by a master storyteller. Now a Newbery Medal WINNER!It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw it coming - the vacuum cleaner, that is. As for self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, she has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You! so she 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 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 laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format - a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences, plus full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by a talented new artist.show more

Product details

  • 7+
  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 158 x 211 x 20mm | 452g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Yes
  • 1406345180
  • 9781406345186
  • 75,603

About Kate DiCamillo

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 Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA.K. G. Campbell is the author-illustrator of Lester's Dreadful Sweaters. He grew up in Scotland and now lives in California.show more

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Original, touching and oh-so-funny tale starring an endearingly implausible superhero and a not-so-cynical girl. * Kirkus reviews * Don't miss this heart-warming, quirky adventure. * CBI Recommended Reads * gorgeous...a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric and endearing characters * Lytham St Anne's Express * A must read! * Books for Keeps * A squirrel, almost consumed by a vacuum cleaner, takes to writing poetry. The madness continues. -- Robert Dunbar * Irish Times * In the smart, zippy blend of text and graphic novel that is Flora & Ulysses [Flora] gets sucked into an incredible adventure. * Daily Telegraph * A quirky and enchanting tale about friendship, poetry, love and holy, unanticipated occurrences that encourages the reader to expand their imagination. Beautiful, mysterious, lyrical and gloriously random . . . not to be missed * The Book Bag *show more

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