Flora & Ulysses

posted Oct 13, 2014, 9:40 AM by scole@kisd.org

Flora & Ulysses is written by one of my favorite authors, Kate DiCamillo.  She has written many books for kids such as The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Because of Winn Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, and Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken.  I am never disappointed after reading any of her books.  She is a marvelous author.  I think that Flora & Ulysses will appeal to many students because it is a combination of a novel and a graphic novel.  This means you get a great story plus a lot of awesome pictures.  For more information about this book, check out the web resources below.  Happy reading!

Author’s website:

Flora and Ulysses website (Candlewick Press’ Teacher’s Guide includes writing prompts. vocabulary, an art project, a discussion guide, an author Q & A and more):

Flora and Ulysses–Boston NPR’s interview with Kate DiCamillo: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/10/01/girl-squirrel-book

USA Today–Interview with the author:

Superhero Squirrels–Santiago Pérez Alonso, a Spanish Photoshop enthusiast, took a picture of a heroic looking squirrel and turned it into a series of superhero squirrels:

Comic Book Creator (online comic book creator):http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html

Comic Book Creator Group Project: “Comic Book Show & Tell”:

Flora and Ulysses Storyboard