Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Reviewed by Anne Strang, Children's Librarian
Author Kate DiCamillo has done it again! She has created yet another unique and slightly kooky book that you won’t want to put down, because it's impossible to predict what will happen next!
Meet Flora Belle Buckham, a free spirit of a girl who uses a comic book, The Amazing Incandesto, as her guide to handling life. The book’s illustrations reflect this, as they are comic-book style as well. Enter a squirrel, a runaway vacuum cleaner, a mom who seems more attached to a lamp than her daughter, and a neighbor boy who is blind, but not really, and you have the beginnings of a wonderful story that twists and turns and ends up just where it should be. I guarantee you will laugh when you get to the chapter at the Giant Donut shop!
As Flora would say – HOLY BAGUMBA! What a great story!
P.S. By the way, this book also won the Newbery award this year!
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