The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Google eBook)
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
What could have been a hopeful story about a spirited young woman devolved into a tedious plod through the thoughts of an unpleasant spoiled brat. I was quite disappointed-- it had a lot of promise going in.
Review: The Evolution of Calpurnia TateUser Review - Goodreads
I got this book a while ago, maybe three or four years ago, but I'd never actually read it. So today I started reading it and I just finished it. It was amazing. I could completely relate to calpurnia ...
THE MEASURE OF THE MORNING
THE POSSUM WARS
HARRY GETS A GIRLFRIEND
THE TELEPHONE COMES
A DISTILLERY SUCCESS OF SORTS
THE BIG BIRTHDAY
THE REPRODUCTIVE IMPERATIVE
THE FENTRESS FAIR
LULA STIRS UP TROUBLE BUT DOESNT MEAN TO
A SCIENTIFIC STUDY
A SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
THE SHORT HOE
A SEA OF COTTON
HARRY WOOS AGAIN
NEW YEARS EVE