Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#3rdfor3rd: Flora and Ulysses

Welcome to #3rdfor3rd where I share books that my third graders recommend for other third graders. (Please note that my third graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for third graders.) Read more about this book recommendation series and format here.

Flora and Ulysses

Book recommendation by Elsa

A hero can emerge from any place. And by any place, I mean any place at all. In Flora and Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo, one does.

It starts with a vacuum cleaner. I mean a Ulysses super-suction, multi-terrain 2000X. Because it is the most powerful vacuum in the world, the owner of it tries it outside.

Flora Belle Buckman, a natural- born cynic, is watching the whole thing from her window. The vacuum goes right in front of a squirrel, and, as you guessed, the squirrel was vacuumed up. Flora decides, the squirrel should live, and saves his life.

Flora smuggles the squirrel into her room. In the cover of the night the squirrel, now named Ulysses, sneaks into the kitchen, to steal... a bag of cheese puffs. On the way the he finds a type writer. And he starts typing.

After that it is obvious that Ulysses is a super-squirrel. Many adventures are in store for Ulysses, he just needs to find them. I recommend this book to any one one likes (or loves) animals and adventure.

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