A young girl and a squirrel form an unusual friendship after a tragic accident. Ulysses, the squirrel, accidentally gets swallowed up in the new vacuum cleaner. Luckily, Flora Belle Buckman is nearby and comes to the animal's rescue. Ulysses acquires the superpowers of flight, tenacity, and misspelled poetry. Flora is changed too as she discovers both the strength of hope. A laugh-out-loud adventure with a bit of tenderness that will delight readers both young and old.