The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

By Jacqueline Kelly

63 ratings 78 reviews 93 followers
Book 1 of 2 in the  Calpurnia Tate Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8Y5.380972

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. This title has Common Core connections.

Publisher: Square Fish
Published on 1/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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so far so good!

Have you guys ever read this book before?

One of my favorite books because it had a lot of science stuff and history. Girls and science! Awesome.

I started reading this book with my sisters and it has been good so far.

amira amira

good book good for school and nice ending. Callie Vee (Calpurnia Tates nickname) is very forward think for the time. READ IT!!!!!!!

I've read it before it is about a girl who loves to study insects. It's Awesome :D

Boss Boss

Not THAT good review... 😔😔

brandon brandon

it bad and crazy


hmm.... that seems like an interesting book. i love reading and that seems like a good book.

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