The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Paperback)

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"Intrigued by the different grasshoppers inhabiting her backyard,
eleven-year-old Callie Vee finds herself suddenly enthralled by the
natural world--a fascination that leads her to bond with her famously
reclusive and standoffish grandfather. Voracious in her newfound love of
science, Callie launches herself on a summer of exploration that leads
to many new discoveries, not least of which is what it means to be a
girl in love with science in turn-of-the-century Texas. *Local Austin author!"

— Meghan G.

"Calpurnia, called Callie, is a feisty 11-year-old growing up in a small Texas town in 1899 with her loving parents, 6 brothers, and a grandfather who is an avid naturalist.  With her interest in science, she longs to spend her free time with her grandfather in his laboratory or out in the fields near their house collecting specimens.  But her mother has other ideas about what Callie should be learning and doing.  At the center of the story is the struggle between Callie's hopes and dreams and what society expected of a girl back in 1899.  The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a book that appeals to readers of all ages.  Jacqueline Kelly has created a character and a story that will surely become a classic!"

— Kathleen

Summer 2009 Kids' List


“Intrigued by the different grasshoppers in her backyard, 11-year-old Calpurnia Virginia Tate finds herself suddenly enthralled by the natural world -- a fascination that unexpectedly leads to a new bond with her famously reclusive grandfather. Voracious in her newfound love of science, Callie launches herself on a summer of exploration, which leads to many new discoveries, not least of which is what it means to be a girl in love with science in Texas in 1899.”
— Meghan Dietsche Goel, Book People, Austin, TX



Product Details
ISBN: 9789862165386
ISBN-10: 9862165383
Publisher: Xiao Tian Xia/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: May 24th, 2010
Pages: 344
Language: Chinese