The “Booked for Recess” Club (Grade 2) will meet on Tuesday, May 17th, during recess. We will be reading the 2014 Newbery Winner, Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. This will be the LAST book club date for this school year.
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 #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.
Students can check this book out of our school library or the public library. If you would like Mrs. Susina to order a copy of the book for you, please send $7 (cash if possible) to school by Friday, April 29th. This will allow enough time for the books to arrive and for your child to have the book read by our club date.
Click here for the RSVP/book order form: May-Booked-for-Recess-Gr2