Monday, November 09, 2015

Book fifty-six: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

Ms. DiCamillo is such a fantastic storyteller. And her 2014 Newberry Medal winning book, Flora & Ulysses, does not disappoint.

A poetry-writing squirrel? A romance novelist mother with a fascination for a particular doll-shaped lamp? A daughter trying to deal with the separation of her parents and the obnoxious kid who has just shown up next door with trauma-induced blindness? These characters tell a tale of intrigue and danger and triumph and acceptance and love. A definite book to share with Hen. (I read this by myself this time.)

56 down and still going strong.

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