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