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A new kind of superhero,
This review is from: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Hardcover)
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Flora & Ulysses is a fun book about an unexpected superhero, a squirrel. Ulysses has a run in with a vacuum cleaner and suddenly has some amazing talents, including writing. Flora is ten years old and rescues Ulysses, befriending him and helping him with his newfound powers.
This is a sweet book about love and sharing. Flora doesn't fit in with many of the interesting and unusual people in her life, but she finds acceptance with Ulysses, and he with her. The story is amusing, cynical and quirky and reminds me of DiCamillo's Mercy Watson stories. My kids and I enjoyed those tales and we were pleased with Flora & Ulysses too. It's a really good book for elementary school children that are reading chapter books. The chapters are short and keep the reader's attention. The book is peppered with terrific illustrations that help the reader understand the action as it unfolds. DiCamillo has another hit as far as we are concerned.