Beth G.'s Reviews > The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Sep 23, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction, library-books, historical-fiction, read-in-2009, books-for-kids, 5-star

The year is 1899, and the residents of Fentress, Texas, are still recovering from the Civil War while hurtling toward a bright new century. Eleven-year-old Calpurnia Tate - known to friends and family as Callie Vee - is the only girl in a well-to-do family with seven children. She is much more interested in tadpoles than tatting, and she is thrilled to discover that her scientific interests are shared by her grandfather. Over the summer and fall, she gets to know her grandfather and learns about the Scientific Method, but her free time for exciting exploration begins to disappear as her mother starts trying to prepare young Callie to be a proper lady. Callie is a likeable tomboy whose small-scale trials and triumphs are beautifully told.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.