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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Flora Ulysses The Illuminated Adventures
Author: Kate DiCamillo
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 it coming - the vacuum cleaner, that is. As for self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckm...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780763676711
ISBN-10: 0763676713
Publication Date: 3/10/2015
Pages: 240
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Publisher: Candlewick
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 27
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Excellent read with vocabulary learning cleverly inserted into a catchy tale. The young can learn the meaning of such words as capricious, euphemism, arch-nemesis, and my favorite: "Holy bagumba", (yes, I believe that it was created for this story). A girl named Flora bonds with a squirrel named Ulysses who loves and understands her. Mother becomes the enemy and poor father, no longer in the home, loves and misses his daughter. He is imaginative, thoughtful, and funny. Is it always this way with the parent who is no longer present in a home? Probably not but it's good reading anyway.
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