The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate

06 Nov

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Title: The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate

Author: Jacqueline Kelly

Series: Sequel to The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Recommended for: 4th- 8th Grade

Pages: 312 pages

Call Number/Link: J FICTION KELLY, J.



Synopsis: Callie’s younger brother Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the animals—Travis included—away from her mother’s critical eye.

When a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.

Whether it’s wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, the trials and tribulations of Callie Vee will have readers cheering for this most endearing heroine.

My Recommendations: I love this book and the first book. It is a great historical fiction book for young ladies seeing how difficult it was to just be in the early part of the last century.  It fun to see how she works her way around all the obstacles in her path and doesn’t let her family stand in the way of her goals.  Of course there is a knight in shining armor that is her grandfather and older brother encouraging her along the way.  A great read for older elementary school and middle school children. I read this on audio book in the car so a great book to read over a few weeks time for children and adults.



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