The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

By Jacqueline Kelly; Natalie Ross (Performed by)

Brilliance Corporation, MP3 CD, 9781441802446

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

Description
The summer of 1899 is hot in Calpurnia's sleepy Texas town, and there aren t a lot of good ways to stay cool. Her mother has a new wind machine from town, but Callie might just have to resort to stealthily cutting off her hair, one sneaky inch at a time. She also spends a lot of time at the river with her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist. It turns out that every drop of river water is teeming with life all you have to do is look through a microscope 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 learns 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 an unusual year with unique sensitivity and wit.