Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo


Reviewed by Jane Oliver-Purton (Library Staff)

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo is not only one of the sweetest, bravest tales you’ll read this year, but also the winner of the coveted Newbery Award, as the best children’s fiction book published in 2013. When Flora, a practical girl, witnesses a squirrel being sucked up into a Ulysses vacuum cleaner, a true friendship is formed. Ulysses, as the squirrel is named, emerges from his ordeal a changed squirrel, now able to lift many times his weight, fly when necessary, and compose poetry on a typewriter. This is a touching story of friendship, determination, and  doing what’s right. As Flora would say,  “Holy bagumba!”

Located in Children Fiction Books (J FIC DICAMILLO) and Audiobooks (J CDBK DICAMILLO)


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