|aRescuing 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.
經常沉迷於漫畫《Terrible Things Can Happen to You!》中的Flora Belle Buckman，某天無意間拯救了被吸塵器威脅性命的松鼠Ulysses。一向憤世嫉俗的Flora當時絕對沒料到，日後竟然漸漸地被這隻重生後會寫詩、能飛天的神奇松鼠影響，對人生中的某些事情產生南轅北轍的想法。
童書作家凱特．狄卡密歐作品題材多樣，是《紐約時報》等暢銷榜的常勝軍，此次令人忍俊不住的新書《Flora and Ulysses》除了情節極富創意，角色古怪可愛之外，最特別的是找來新銳藝術家K. G. Campbell操刀漫畫部份，凱特將圖畫安插於段落中，並且大膽採用全頁插圖，成功地整合多種元素，讓整本小說讀起來非常輕鬆愜意。（文／博客來編譯） Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal
Holy unanticipated occurrences A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking 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 the 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 #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting format -- a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by artist K. G. Campbell.