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Flora & Ulysses the illuminated adventures

by DiCamillo, Kate,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc [2013]
Availability: Available 3 of 6 copies
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Summary
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, a comic-reading cynic is astonished when the squirrel demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The story begins with a vacuum cleaner. And a squirrel. Or, to be more precise, a squirrel who gets sucked into a Ulysses Super Suction wielded by Flora's neighbor, Mrs. Tickham. The rather hairless squirrel that is spit out is not the same one that went in. That squirrel had only one thought: I'm hungry. After Flora performs CPR, the rescued squirrel, newly named Ulysses, is still hungry, but now he has many thoughts in his head. Foremost is his consideration of Flora's suggestion that perhaps he is a superhero like The Amazing Incandesto, whose comic-book adventures Flora read with her father. (Drawing on comic-strip elements, Campbell's illustrations here work wonderfully well.) Since Flora's father and mother have split up, Flora has become a confirmed and defiant cynic. Yet it is hard to remain a cynic while one's heart is opening to a squirrel who can type ( Squirtl. I am . . . born anew ), who can fly, and who adores Flora. Newbery winner DiCamillo is a master storyteller, and not just because she creates characters who dance off the pages and plots, whether epic or small, that never fail to engage and delight readers. Her biggest strength is exposing the truths that open and heal the human heart. She believes in possibilities and forgiveness and teaches her audience that the salt of life can be cut with the right measure of love. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: DiCamillo has a devoted following, plus this book has an extensive marketing campaign. That equals demand.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Newbery Medalist DiCamillo and illustrator Campbell meld prose with comics sequences in a broad comedy tinged with sadness. Bitter about her parents' divorce, Flora Buckman has withdrawn into her favorite comic book, The Amazing Incandesto! and memorized the advisories in its ongoing bonus feature, Terrible Things Can Happen to You! She puts those life-saving tips into action when a squirrel is swallowed whole by a neighbor's new vacuum cleaner, the Ulysses Super-Suction Multi-Terrain 2000X. Flora resuscitates the squirrel, christens him after the vacuum, and witnesses a superhero-like transformation: Ulysses is now uber-strong, can fly, and composes poetry. Despite supremely quirky characters and dialogue worthy of an SAT prep class, there's real emotion at the heart of this story involving two kids who have been failed by the most important people in their lives: their parents. It's into this profound vacuum that Ulysses really flies, demonstrating an unconditional love for his rescuer, trumped only perhaps by his love for food and a desire "to make the letters on the keyboard speak the truth of his heart." Ages 10-up. Author's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. Illustrator's agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Superheroes -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Squirrels -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Girls -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Superheroes -- Fiction.
Squirrels -- Fiction.
Girls -- Fiction.
Adventure stories.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :[2013]
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Sands, Tara, narrator.
Listening Library, publisher.
Findaway World, LLC, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Tara Sands.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from Playaway label.
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
Description 1 audio media player (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781467649193
1467649198
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