Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.
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 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 number-one New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters.
©2013 Kate DiCamillo (P)2013 Listening Library
Very good, would have absolutely loved it as a kid. However, the language gets kind of tiresome and it is far too expensive for a 4 hour listen.
I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks
This allegorical parable masquerading as a pseudo-graphic novel is brilliant. It cleverly combines light, heroism and persistence in a fascinating alchemy made all the more compelling with fantastic illustrations. What can I say - Ms. diCamillo is a sure bet every time!
I found the story disjointed, but I also found wonderful moments for discussion with students. Colorful characters.
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