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Publisher's Summary

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry - and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters.

©2013 Kate DiCamillo (P)2013 Listening Library

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  • Honey B Jackson
  • 03-05-2015

That was awesome.

my 5 year old daughter and I couldn't get enough of it. Definitely a page turner.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-02-2020

Hard to listen to...

This book was a struggle to listen to and the story lacked a specific genuine feeling...

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  • Treblig S.
  • 21-08-2018

A chore to listen to the story and reader

My girls and I couldn’t get into this book. It was a chore to listen to the story with interest. The reader was a little annoying to listen to at times. I often had to think to myself, “okay what is happening here?” Often I had to rewind to recall what we missed because we lost interest in the story. Maybe we just couldn't get into this genre of fiction.

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  • nicole champoux
  • 03-10-2015

Amazing!

This book is a beautiful narrative with joy, struggle and humanity. The performance is magnificent!

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  • Kristina Hawkins
  • 01-10-2020

Kids laughing and learning.

Great story of love and redemption. Laughs abound and vocabulary grows. Who would have thought a runaway vacuum cleaner could create a super squirtle!!!

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  • mz
  • 22-07-2020

Like watching Nickelodeon

This book was too hyper for me. A ton of things are happening but nothing really. The main character's mind jumps here and there so quickly, maybe it is enjoyable for someone under 10. I'm a quiet sort and I wouldn't have liked it as a kid. it's like one of those loud shows on Nickelodeon.

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  • JoAnn
  • 11-02-2020

WoW!Never thought a audible voice could beso good

it was kind of a confusing book but if I had to take a test I would try to get 100% because it's so good and one of the best

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  • susan
  • 01-12-2019

Amazing fantastic book

Best book ever written you should read/listen to it I enjoyed it immensely it was great Kate dcamillo is a genius

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  • nancy molina
  • 15-04-2019

funny middle school aged story

my granddaughter and I loved this story. we listened to it before bed and of course I always heard, "just one more chapter ?"

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  • Pam C.
  • 26-02-2019

Book of awesomeness

In 1-10 I would give it a 9. The only thing that I don't love is the lamp. I would recommend this to people that like superheroes. I would give it a 9 because it was great all around.

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