Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

There is a soft spot in my heart for squirrels and their stories. Kate DiCamillo has created  an important book about a superhero squirrel whose best weapon is poetry. As Dr. bk_floraMeecham says, “Take this squirrel, for instance. Ulysses. Do I believe he can type poetry? Sure, I do believe it. There is much more beauty in the world if I believe such a thing is possible.”

Of course, Flora believes because she’s the one who saved him from the terrible vacuum incident and the one who loves him beyond all measure. For a story of friendship, belief and heroism, Flora & Ulysses will surely do the trick. It’s also a cool hybrid sort, with pages of graphic novel format mixed in with traditional chapters, illustrated by K.G. Campbell.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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