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First Line Friday, @candlewick

First Line is my favorite weekly post! Booklovers can share the first line or two of the book you are currently reading…💗I love reading your comments!!

Here I go..

Chapter 1

A Natural-Born Cynic

Flora Belle Backman 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 reading a comic book entitled The illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!

”Flora” her mother shouted, “what are you doing up there?”

Title: Flora & Ulysses 327D88BB-3D70-422F-B560-1AF21EE08237

Genre: Middle Grade

Author: Kate DiCamillo

Pub Date: 2013

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Pages: 234

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I love reading these middle grade books, and working my way through the Newbery Award Winners. This month I am reading the two from Kate DiCamillo, Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux. 

I adore her writing, and this one will be fun to read around the campfire tonight as it’s an adorable story about a girl named Flora and her special squirrel friend Ulysses! If you haven’t read her latest, you can find it here, Louisiana’s Way Home.

What are you reading this Friday afternoon? Have you read this one or any of DiCamillo’s other books? Do you have a favorite? I’d love to hear your thoughts and read your First Line…

Happy Friday friends & Happy Reading!💗

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    • I looked that book up, it has a good review! I liked the details of the book… I added it to my to be read list! 💗 Happy Reading! And hope you have a relaxing and dry weekend. It’s raining here… 🌧

  1. I wished this blog post was around when I was teaching. What a great service you provide. I am still immersed in the same book, but since I usually have more than one book on the go at any time, I might be back.

    • Awe… thank you! That makes my morning! 💗I am a big kid at heart! Love these middle grade and picture books so much!

  2. “The story seems to begin with catastrophe, but in fact began earlier and is not a tragedy but rather a love story.” The Light of the World, Elizabeth Alexander

  3. “One summer night I fell asleep, hoping the world would be different when I woke.” Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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