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Flora & Ulysses

the Illuminated Adventures
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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…
Feb 19, 2020VaughanPLDianeB rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Weird. Unreal. Quirky. Funny. Sad. Deep. Lovable. Worth reading!
Jan 15, 2020
A fun, silly, adventure story about a girl and a squirrel who acquires superhero abilities.
Apr 17, 2019IndyPL_SteveB rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
While DiCamillo’s books always deal with the theme of children (or animals in the metaphorical place of children) trying to find their places in the world, they do so in a surprising number of different writing styles. This is a comic…
Nov 10, 2018S0ME10NBPL rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I read it when I was gr.3 and I still enjoy it! IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!
Jul 19, 2018faranakfahimipour rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
there were many plot twists in this book and it was very funny I recommend this book for any age
Mar 23, 2018VaughanPLDonnalee rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I quite enjoyed this book. It was funny and quirky and I thought it was sweet. There were some eccentric characters and unexpected plots twists. I loved the goofy little squirrel, Ulysses. The story had some depth to it and touched on…
Jul 12, 2017
I enjoyed this book because I thought that it was pretty funny. My favourite part was when the mom took Ulysses. I enjoyed this part because it was interesting and kept me reading. The only negative feedback I have about this book is to…
Aug 04, 2016gritslover rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
How can you go wrong with Kate? This is fun! But my fave is still Because of Winn-Dixie
May 23, 2016TomasR rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I love this book. I highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 09, 2015
Lovely story of a superhero squirrel and his friend, Flora.
Dec 08, 2015
Interest level: ages 8-12. Everything changes for superhero aficionado Flora when she sees a squirrel get sucked up and spit out of a neighbour’s vacuum. The squirrel, renamed Ulysses, is no longer a regular squirrel. He's is a…
Nov 19, 2015Yuchenwu rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
smart flora
Jul 06, 2015whitneygallons rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Not Kate DiCamillo's most engaging book, by far, but it still has her touch. With the simplest observations, she manages to get you right in the heart when you least expect it. And as usual, she leaves you wishing you knew more about…
Jun 19, 2015Workingthestacks rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of my all time favorite children's novels. Super quirky and witty, the dialogue is superb and authentic. The plot is very creative; it's something I would have imagined as a child: a squirrel who has superpowers and becomes your pet.…
Jun 17, 2015
This is a great book. It is aout a lumminated grill who has a squarel who has superpowers.
Jun 14, 2015
I struggle to find read-aloud books with appropriate themes and a high vocabulary level for my almost 2nd grader. This book is difficult enough that she couldn't have read it on her own, but thematically is appropriate for a 7 year old.…
BklynAllisonA
Library Staff
May 20, 2015BklynAllisonA rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
A fun and silly read!
Feb 18, 2015nancycomfortanderson rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
I didn't like the book. It was way too cutesy. Very disappointing, especially since it's a Newbery winner.
Jan 19, 2015Chapel_Hill_TishaW rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This is one quirky book. Superhero squirrels aside, the dialogue reads like a movie that is trying to be funny through soundbites, randomness, and reuse of phrases like "Holy Bagumba", "Do not hope; observe," and "Your father is capacious…
comment from MrFrida
Library Staff
Aug 16, 2014MrFrida rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Every member of any family, including adults, will most certainly enjoy this tale. The story is an imaginative adventure involving a self-proclaimed cynic and a super hero squirrel. Through a series of "holy unanticipated…
Aug 07, 2014jvander rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
Not a bad book, but certainly not worthy of a Newbery Medal.
May 06, 2014MissAnnie rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Holy bagumba! Another winner from Kate. A delight to read. The characters are wonderfully quirky and the plot is outrageous yet both are true to the heart of the matter.
Apr 10, 2014SnoqualmieKidsLibrarian rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Charming, quirky and memorable. I'll never look at that squirrel in my yard the same way again.
Apr 04, 2014
This is such a fun read! I would recommend this book to all those who love wacky, well-written stories. I mean, really? A squirrel that develops superpowers after a near death experience? So awesome.