Another great read from Kate DiCamillo! The young girl Flora finds an unusual friend in a squirrel when her neighbor accidentally sucks the squirrel up with her new super-powered vacuum. This story builds upon unique friendships and looking to peoples strengths by finding comfort in their quirks. DiCamillo addresses divorced family situations by using the sage squirrel, Ulysses, whom unexpectedly gives voice to many of Flora's fears and helps rebuild dwindling relationships. It's a cute story that brings to the forefront difficult family relationships.
Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of The Tale of Despereaux.