Flora y Ulises (Paperback)
A young girl and a squirrel form an unusual friendship after a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, accidentally gets swallowed up in the new vacuum cleaner. Luckily, Flora Belle Buckman is nearby and comes to the animal's rescue. Ulysses acquires the superpowers of flight, tenacity, and misspelled poetry. Flora is changed too as she discovers both the strength of hope. A laugh-out-loud adventure with a bit of tenderness that will delight readers both young and old.
Kate DiCamillo is considered one of the most famous children's book authors in the United States, and her books have been translated into more than 30 languages. She is the author of The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller; The Tale of Despereaux, a 2004 Newbery Medal winner; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book; and many others. She lives in Minneapolis. K. G. Campbell is a promising young illustrator whose early work has won awards such as the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Honor. He is the illustrator of Lester's Dreadful Sweaters.