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Flora & Ulysses

By Kate DiCamillo

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking novel by a master storyteller, now available as a movie on Disney+.

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw it coming – the vacuum cleaner, that is. As for self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, she has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You! so she 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 Flora will be changed too as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format – a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences, plus full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by a talented new artist.

  • The seventh novel from #1 New York Times Bestseller Kate DiCamillo, and her second to win the prestigious Newbery Medal, now on Disney Plus
  • A mix of narrative and comic strip with humorous and heartfelt black-and-white illustrations throughout by up-and-coming artist K.G. Campbell
  • Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and winner of an Independent Bookseller's Week Award

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, which received a Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, which won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA.

About the illustrator

K. G. Campbell is the author-illustrator of Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters. He grew up in Scotland and now lives in California.

ISBN: 9781406397628
Imprint: Walker Entertainment
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/03/21 at 21:45:38
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