/ Flora & Ulysses

RE: Newbery

So, as you might expect if you have looked here before, I was kind of disappointed that Hokey Pokey got nothing from the Newbery committee today.

However, Flora & Ulysses is certainly a very worthy (and slightly surprising) choice.  Easy to say that now that DiCamillo has won the award.  Again.  I hadn’t read Flora but it had been high on my to-read list. Since I found myself stuck home sick today anyway, I figured why not read it?  So I did.  I loved it.  Very deserving of the award.  I am going to read it again and pick it apart to see if I can learn some of Kate DiCamillo’s trade secrets.  I’ll post more on it later.