Soon to be an original movie on Disney+. The beloved 2014 Newbery Medal winner by former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Kate DiCamillo.
Holy unanticipated occurrences!
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A girl and her squirrel make a surprisingly great crime-fighting duo in this delightful, funny novel from Because of Winn-Dixie author Kate DiCamillo. Flora Belle Buckman is 10 years old and a natural-born cynic. When her neighbor’s vacuum cleaner goes berserk and swallows up a squirrel, Flora rescues the spunky critter from the brink of death—and that’s when something extraordinary happens. He emerges from his harrowing ordeal with strange new powers, as well as an imposing new name: Ulysses. This zany story is packed full of silliness and clever wordplay, not to mention the pure fun of a squirrel that can fly, write poetry, lift heavy objects, and defeat the mean cat that terrorizes the apartment complex. There’s an uplifting journey at the heart of this kooky adventure, as Flora gradually opens her heart to let in a little optimism. Narrator Tara Sands perfectly depicts every character’s unique personality, and we loved the heroic music accompanying Ulysses’ acts of derring-do. His bravery will convince you that big heroes can come in small (and furry) packages.
I LOVE this book I read it when I was in third grade and can’t stop reading it and I am in 6th grade now. I know their is a movie coming out, I haven’t seen it but I am EXCITED!😆