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Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
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Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
Dead City by James Ponti
The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
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Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Night California by Adam Gamble
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

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Comments for Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures: 05/12/14

cover artFlora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo won the 2014 E.B. White Read-Aloud Award for Middle Grades. It is a graphic novel hybrid that uses comic book conventions for humorous results.

Flora Belle Buckman, daughter of a romance author, is a born cynic. Having read the entire run of Terrible Things Can Happen to You! she has come to expect bad things. So she's there to rescue a squirrel who is vacuumed up. She's even prepared for his new and unexpected superpowers!

It sounds like a goofy premise for a book, but it's really no goofier than any of the Marvel or DC backstories. And it's the start of a humorous but heartwarming story of friendship and family.

Each chapter ends with a short comic book summary of events as illustrated by K.G Campbell.

Five stars

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