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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

By Jacqueline Kelly

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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Publish Date

2009

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9780805088410


Format: Book
Author: Kelly, Jacqueline
Summary: In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
Title: The evolution of Calpurnia Tate / Jacqueline Kelly.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.
Subject: Nature stories Families -- Texas -- Juvenile fiction. Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction Naturalists -- Juvenile fiction. Nature stories -- Juvenile literature. Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780805088410 0805088415
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: C Kelly
Oclc: 7973908
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Bib Id: 323527

Format: Book
Author: Kelly, Jacqueline
Summary: In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
Title: The evolution of Calpurnia Tate / Jacqueline Kelly.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.
Description: 340 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Nature stories
Subjects: Families -- Texas -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Naturalists -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Nature stories -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
LCCN: 2008040595
ISBN: 9780805088410
ISBN: 0805088415
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: C Kelly