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Flora And Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures (2013)

by Kate DiCamillo(Favorite Author)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
076366040X (ISBN13: 9780763660406)
Candlewick Press
review 1: 2014 Newbery Winner. With good reason. Simply lovely book about an offbeat girl who discovers a squirrel with super powers. Together, they learn about life and love and family. The premise looks odd to me as I type it, but it worked. Kate DiCamillo is a beautiful writer for kids and adults alike. I love her word choice and her messages. I found this book especially appealing because it combines prose with snippets of graphic novel. Very cool. Big fan.
review 2: Summary and Critique: This story is about the unexpected relationship between Flora and her squirrel friend, Ulysses. This coming-of-age story is filled with hope for cynical Flora and her mother to make amends. As an activity, students could draw a comic strip summarizing the story into three s
... morecenes to match DiCamillo’s style. This story has magic in it because after Ulysses is sucked up the vacuum, she comes out with super powers. Ulysses would write on Floras mothers type writing when she was sleeping and get into food. This caused a lot of fighting with Flora and her mom because her mom wanted to get rid of her. Because Ulysses heard this, she ran away. Flora steels her back though and tells her mom the truth about everything.Classroom Use: I would have my students use this to create a book report, they would have a couple weeks to complete the report after we read the book. Some of it would be done in class other parts of it would be for homework.Genre: Adventure Format: Chapter bookGrade level: 4th - 8th gradeTheme/topic: Love, friendshipGenre, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status:Citation: DiCamillo, K., & Campbell, K. (2013). Flora & Ulysses: The illuminated adventures. Candlewick Press. less
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Perfect to read with my 10 year old daughter. We love Kate DiCamillo!
Cute and fun, but not terribly memorable. 3.5 stars.
Not my favorite of DiCamillo's but still a fun read.
Not great. Odd themes and events for children.
I think I just didn't "get" this book.
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