Newbery-winner DiCamillo is a master storyteller not just because she creates characters who dance off the pages and plots, whether epic or small, that never fail to engage and delight readers. Her biggest strength is exposing the truths that open and heal the human heart. She believes in possibilities and forgiveness and teaches her audience that the salt of life can be cut with the right measure of love.--Booklist (starred review) Original, touching and oh-so-funny tale starring an endearingly implausible superhero and a not-so-cynical girl.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Despite supremely quirky characters and dialogue worthy of an SAT prep class, there's real emotion at the heart of this story involving two kids who have been failed by the most important people in their lives: their parents.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) Rife with marvelously rich vocabulary reminiscent of the early superhero era (e.g., "Holy unanticipated occurrences!") and amusing glimpses at the world from the point of view of Ulysses the supersquirrel, this book will appeal to a broad audience of sophisticated readers. There are plenty of action sequences, but the novel primarily dwells in the realm of sensitive, hopeful, and quietly philosophical literature.--School Library Journal (starred review) Eccentric characters, snappy prose and the fantastical plot give this delightful novel a giddy, over-the-top patina, but the core is big and hopeful, contemplative and bursting with heart. No small feat, even for a superhero like DiCamillo.--Shelf Awareness In "Flora and Ulysses," longtime fans will find a happy marriage of Mercy Watson's warmth and wackiness and Edward Tulane's gentle life lessons. In Flora, they will find a girl worth knowing, and one they will remember.--The New York Times Book Review Full of Ms. DiCamillo's dry, literate wit and bursting every so often into action-packed comic-strip sequences illustrateVom Verlag:
Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. 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 No. 1 New York Times best-selling 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 up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell. Features: a major new novel from No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and Newbery Award Winner Kate DiCamillo; a departure for Kate, a mix of narrative and comic strip, bound up in a beautiful hardback edition with jacket; and humorous and heartfelt black-and-white artwork throughout by up-and-coming artist K.G. Campbell.
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Buchbeschreibung Walker Books Sep 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 210x151x21 mm. Neuware - A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in this genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. A brilliant mix of narrative and comic strip, bound in a beautiful hardback edition. Ages: 7+ 240 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781406345186