Flora & Ulysses – the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Flora’s love of comic-book heroes becomes a reality when she saves a squirrel from a powerful vacuum cleaner and it gains unimaginable powers. Saving Ulysses gives Flora the impetus she needs to accept her parent’s recent divorce.
Kate DiCamillo is a fabulous spinner of tales and Flora & Ulysses is just another example of her imaginative talent. I recommend this book to readers of all ages.
* Winner of the Newberry Award in 2014.
DiCamillo, Kate, and Keith Gordon Campbell. Flora and Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures. Candlewick Press, 2015.