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    Flora & Ulysses – Kate DiCamillo & KG Campbell

    “Flora Belle Buckman was in her room at her desk. She was very busy. She was doing two things at once. She was ignoring her mother, and she was also reading a comic book entitled The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!” Flora’s mother doesn’t like her reading comics, she is a romance novelist and feels comics are not appropriate literature for Flora. Then an unfortunate incident leads to Flora witnessing the birth of a superhero. It begins with a vacuum cleaner, and a squirrel who never saw it coming. The squirrel wouldn’t have stood a chance really, if Flora wasn’t around. Having read every issue of Terrible Things Can…

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    The Tale of Despereaux – Kate DiCamillo

    “This story begins within the walls of a castle, with the birth of a mouse. A small mouse. The last mouse born to his parents and the only one of his litter to be born alive.  ‘Where are my babies?’ said the exhausted mother when the ordeal was over. ‘Show me my babies.’  The father mouse held the one small mouse up high.”  Here, reader, is the tale of a tiny sickly mouse with unusually large ears; a mouse who takes his fate into his own hands.  It is the tale of a beautiful flaxen-haired princess, who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale…