OverviewA young girl and a squirrel form an unusual friendship after a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, accidently gets swallowed up in the new vacuum cleaner that spins out of control. Luckily, self-proclaimed cynic, Flora Belle Buckman, is nearby and comes to the furry animal's rescue. What happens next is amazing: Ulysses acquires the super powers of flight, tenacity, and misspelled poetry. Flora is changed too as she discovers both the power and strength of hope. From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kate DiCamillo is a laugh-out-loud adventure with a bit of tenderness, interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and illustrations that will delight readers both young and old.
Author BiographyKate 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. <!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /-->