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Join the Exciting Adventures of Flora and Ulysses

Good day, young readers!

October is rolling in, and fall is here! While many are playing different sports and some of the fun activities that we enjoy. Whether or not trick-or-treating is going to happen remains to be seen. Are you preparing for Halloween anyway, or are you waiting to see what happens? We are going to continue to prepare here, and get costumes and candy lined out.

For this month, we are starting a new read! For October, we are going to be reading “Holes” by Louis Sachar. It is such a fun book and full of grand adventures and secrets.  If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, find one soon! But now that we are moving into October let’s go ahead and get November lined out! I chose a book that I think ya’ll will really enjoy!  “Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo is going to be a lot of fun! I can’t wait to get it started!


Excerpt from Goodreads:

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry—and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format—a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.


Flora and Ulysses