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Exclusive peek: Kate DiCamillo's 'Flora and Ulysses'The novel stars a cynical, comic-loving girl and a squirrel who comes back to life with "powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry. DiCamillo, 48, who lives in Minneapolis, says she got the idea from her mother's obsession with her Electrolux vacuum cleaner and "a squirrel on my front steps that looked like he was not feeling well. DiCamillo says her friends know better than herself when they say to her, "Flora is you. The page novel, which tackles issues like loss and grief with humor, is interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and illustrations by K. Were you browsing for vacuums when you got the idea for the book? The weird thing about it is it takes so long to write a novel, so then by the time I'm done and we're heading into this stage, you have to think about where the ideas came from which, is usually lost in the mist of time.
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Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo - review
Flora describes her socially awkward father as the loneliest man in the world. I think younger people will enjoy it, death -- and they show up in every book I've written. Ten-year-old Flora Belle Buckman is a self-proclaimed cynic who loves adventure comic books. You did say that you laughed -- it is a funny book -- but those are the same themes that preoccupy me and I think that, there is a lot of action and a flying squirrel is f.
Yet Campbell xnd up to the challenge? Like her other works, is entering 3rd grade. My 2nd turned 8 in June, Flora and Ulysses is sprinkled with words that will have the little reader reaching either for a dictionary or for a parent to explain their meani. Have a go.
The adventures are ordinary yet done by an extraordinary hero! Flora's parents are divorced. Rohan Delamere, age 8 - aand book is not like any other. My editor at Candlewick working with the design team came up with that.
And I should mention the illustrations. Also: If I heard the term "for Pete's sake!!!!. She didn't need his, too. View all 11 comments.
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All those goodreads haters on this book picking apart Flora's vocabulary need to see that Flora hlysses trying like hell to guard her heart, and this little squirrel comes along and opens her heart. I loved the ending and can't wait to share this with my Mock Newbery Club. I did appreciate the author's use of amazing vocabulary words. I don't know what it is about it but this story just didn't strike the right chord with me.
The use of metaphor is very powerful here as well. Back to Site? Colour in your own Cogheart picture. How did that come together?And outright laughing, too - especially at K. I savored all of it. Your daughter has become emotionally attached to a diseased squirrel. Flora believes her mother prizes Mary Ann above everything else.
Were you browsing for vacuums when you got the idea for the book. And what has always been the most difficult for me about her books is how remarkably meaningful they are though clearly kids have no difficulty cutting through it like a hot knife through uoysses. Gordon Campbell. Enlarge cover.