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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Realistic

flora and ulysses coverFlora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Recommended for Grades 4-7

Kate DiCamillo’s gift of storytelling shines in this 2014 Newbery Medal novel while she reaches across genres and includes realistic fiction, the graphic novel and fantasy all in one.  Readers who got hooked on reading from the Wimpy Kid series will love the combination.   Ten year old Flora sees a squirrel sucked into a Ulysses vacuum and saves its life using CPR, then names it Ulysses.  Ulysses recovers having the ability to fly and to type poetry!  Their humorous adventure, playing off her wacky divorced parents and a comic book she avidly followed, braids three stories into one.  Tweens and adults alike will laugh aloud, while younger readers are likely to go back and pick up the book again and again as they digest more of the twisted tale each time. Holy Bagumba!

Reviewed by: Mrs. Baumgartner

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Realistic.
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Comment from Mia
Time: September 10, 2014, 7:59 pm

Ulysses is so cute even though I didn’t start the book yet!!!!!:)

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