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Book Review of Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
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It sort of seems like cheating to leave a glowing review the day after a book has won the Newberry, but I honestly was reading it at the time and hadn't finished yet. (I had also given it a mental 5 stars before I heard the news.) I would not hesitate to hand this to any elementary age reader. There's a strong, quirky heroine who is prepared for any emergency thanks to 2 solid years of comic book reading. There's a temporarily blind boy to act as her sidekick, supportive neighbors at both of her divorced parents' houses, and a flying squirrel who types poetry. How can you not like that? There are also delightful illustrations occasionally done in comic book style. Enjoy!