Flora & Ulysses the illuminated adventures

by DiCamillo, Kate,

Format: Book on MP3 Disc [2013]
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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: "When a squirrel is sucked inside a neighbor's vacuum cleaner, Flora Belle Buckman-who is still recovering from her parents' divorce-puts down her favorite comic book (Terrible Things Can Happen to You!) and springs into action. But once she has saved the squirrel-whom she names Ulyssess-Flora soon discovers that the animal has some magical powers. Narrator Sands delivers a charming and lighthearted performance that listeners will love. Sands's ability to create colorful, over-the-top characters is an ideal match for DiCamillo's quirky novel, and the voices she produces here are pitch-perfect. This is a fun-filled audio experience. Ages 10-up. A Candlewick hardcover. (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
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