Marjorie Ingall's Reviews > The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate, #1)
If there is any justice in the world, this book should become an instant classic. The story of a girl growing up in small-town Texas at the turn of the 20th century, knowing somehow that being a "lady" like her mother isn't enough of a life for her, Calpurnia Tate is a just a delicious, suspenseful, quirky, humane read. She discovers science and forges a bond with her formerly offputting, gruff, scary (and hard-drinking) grandfather. The book has a really feminist spirit but isn't the least bit heavy-handed. I can't think of many other books for middle-grade readers that are about the life of the mind without being at all pretentious. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book.
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