A young girl and a squirrel form an unusual friendship after a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, accidently gets swallowed up in the new vacuum cleaner that spins out of control. Luckily, self-proclaimed cynic, Flora Belle Buckman, is nearby and comes to the furry animal's rescue. What happens next is amazing: Ulysses acquires the super powers of flight, tenacity, and misspelled poetry. Flora is changed too as she discovers both the power and strength of hope. From #1 "New York Times-"bestselling author Kate DiCamillo is a laugh-out-loud adventure with a bit of tenderness, interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and illustrations that will delight readers both young and old.