For such a slim book, Flora & Ulysses is enormously enjoyable. I won’t outline the plot, but I will tell you it’s about the pleasure of reading aloud and sharing references (both Flora and her father will sometimes exclaim "Holy Bagumba!"); a superhero squirrel who writes poetry; a couple of quick-witted 10- and 11-year-olds (one boy, one girl), and other adults who mean well, but not always and not all of them. I smiled as I read the first page and continued to smile all the way through, except when I occasionally stopped smiling to laugh. For all ages, but particularly for 7- to 11-year-olds, this book would be an absolutely super read-aloud. We have signed first editions.