The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Curious about the grasshoppers in her backyard in rural Texas, 11-year-old Calpurnia turns to her grandfather, an avid naturalist, for information and acquires a newfound respect for the natural world, in this coming-of-age tale set in 1899. Book available.

Brilliance Audio
The summer of 1899 is hot in Calpurnia’s sleepy Texas town, and there aren’t a lot of good ways to stay cool. Her mother has a new wind machine from town, but Callie might just have to resort to stealthily cutting off her hair, one sneaky inch at a time. She also spends a lot of time at the river with her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist. It turns out that every drop of river water is teeming with life — all you have to do is look through a microscope!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 learns 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 an unusual year with unique sensitivity and wit.

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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.

Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, 2009
ISBN: 9781441802422
Characteristics: digital,1.4 m/s
8 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Ross, Natalie
Notes: Compact discs


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Sep 04, 2017

This is a lovely story, my 3 boys, age range 14-10 years, all enjoyed it! I will be purchasing this book for my god-daughter and nieces.

GPLKids Apr 22, 2011

This is a good story of a girl and her grandpa who share a love of nature and science. It is both funny and serious.

nhbarber Dec 21, 2010

Told in the first person, Callie doesn't want to be molded into a little lady, she wants an interesting, intellectual life, Natalie Ross reads it like a young adult not an 11-yr-old but it works.


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nhbarber Jan 24, 2011

nhbarber thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 11


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