Roundtable Reading: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
Reading led by
Alagia Cirolia is a preschool teacher and language development researcher.
It begins with a bizarre accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never sees the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, a dedicated reader of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen To You!, is the perfect person to step in and save him. What neither can predict are the superpowers that Ulysses (the squirrel) will acquire after the accident. What happens next with Flora, Ulysses, and their quirky supporting cast is entertainingly told in this novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences.
About Roundtable Reading
Young readers are invited to read the beginning of a good book aloud in BAMPFA’s convivial Reading Room, and pick up a copy to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just drop in!