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Flora & Ulysses

the Illuminated Adventures
May 02, 2020OPL_KIDS rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures won a Newbery Medal soon after its publication. Honestly, I don't understand why. The story is amusing at times, and the characters have enough character development to be interesting. The humor, quirky characters, occasional comic book "pages", and superhero subject matter are likely to be appealing to reluctant readers. Challenging vocabulary does pop up occasionally, but I would consider that a bonus. Overall, it's a good enough story that I would recommend it to reluctant juvenile readers who are interested in animals and/or superheroes. I just didn't personally consider it an "award winning" story. Reviewed by Miss Allison