The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

by Jacqueline Kelly

Part of a Series: Calpurnia Tate.

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ISBN: 9780805088410

In 1899, just before her twelfth birthday, Callie Tate decides she wants to read Darwin's The Origin of Species. Unfortunately, the library near her hometown of Fentress, Texas, doesn't own it. To Callie's surprise, her formidable, taciturn grandfather offers her his copy of the book. Even more surprising, Grandfather and Callie grow close thanks to their mutual interest in nature. The more Callie learns from her grandfather and from her own observations, the more she wants to be a scientist. But Callie's mother insists that she spend less time exploring and investigating, and more time learning to be a lady. A 2010 Newbery Honor Book. A 2010 ALA Notable Children's Book.

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  • ISBN: 9780805088410
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Henry Holt
    Page Count: 352
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.3, Points: 12
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 5.4, Points: 20
    Lexile: Level: 830L
    Awards & Honors: 2010 Newbery Honor Book; Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth 2010; 2010 ALA Notable Children 's Books, Middle Readers; ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010; Amelia Bloomer List 2010; IRA Teachers' Choices 2010, Advanced Readers; Indies Choice Honor Award 2010, Middle Reader; Booklist The Best of Editors ' Choice 2009; 2009 Booklist Top 10 First Novels for Youth; Bulletin Blue Ribbons 2009, Fiction; Publishers Weekly Best Children 's Book of 2009
    Genre: Fiction.
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