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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Hardback)
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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 03/10/2013
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Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in this genre-breaking novel by a master storyteller. Now a Newbery Medal WINNER! 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 Buckman, she has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You! so she is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight and misspelled poetry. And Flora will be changed too as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format - a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences, plus full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by a talented new artist.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406345186
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 452 g
Dimensions: 211 x 158 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Original, touching and oh-so-funny tale starring an endearingly implausible superhero and a not-so-cynical girl. * Kirkus reviews *
Don't miss this heart-warming, quirky adventure. * CBI Recommended Reads *
gorgeous...a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric and endearing characters * Lytham St Anne's Express *
A must read! * Books for Keeps *
A squirrel, almost consumed by a vacuum cleaner, takes to writing poetry. The madness continues. -- Robert Dunbar * Irish Times *
In the smart, zippy blend of text and graphic novel that is Flora & Ulysses [Flora] gets sucked into an incredible adventure. * Daily Telegraph *
A quirky and enchanting tale about friendship, poetry, love and holy, unanticipated occurrences that encourages the reader to expand their imagination. Beautiful, mysterious, lyrical and gloriously random . . . not to be missed * The Book Bag *

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“Fantastic!”

I absolutely LOVED this. The story is great - different, entertaining and engaging - but what I really like about this book is the beautiful illustrations throughout. They're lovely and they really make the book... More

Hardback edition
18th September 2013
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“Utterly enchanting”

I thoroughly enjoyed this story; it was captivating and whimsical. I especially enjoyed the illustrations and think that it will become a favourite for many young children. I for one will be recommending it to all my... More

Hardback edition
14th October 2013
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“lovely”

By the author of "the tale of despereaux" . This is a lovely illustrated tale about Flora and her superhero squirrel Ulysses. Flora watched through the window as the squirrel was vacuumed up. This event... More

Hardback edition
16th October 2013
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