The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Paperback)

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    Jacqueline Kelly won the Newbery Honor for The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, her first book. She was born in New Zealand and raised in Canada, in the dense rainforests of Vancouver Island. Her family then moved to El Paso, Texas, and Kelly attended college in El Paso, then went on to medical school in Galveston. After practicing medicine for many years, she went to law school at the University of Texas, and after several years of law practice, realized she wanted to write fiction. Her first story was published in the Mississippi Review in 2001. She now makes her home with her husband and various cats and dogs in Austin and Fentress, Texas.

    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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    ISBN 9780312659301
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
    Format Paperback
    Pages 340
    Publisher Date 2011-01-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Square Fish
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.58 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Kelly, Jacqueline
    Country of Origin United States

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