The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Hardcover)

By Jacqueline Kelly

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805097443, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

List Price: 16.99*
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Callie Vee, Travis, Granddaddy, and the whole Tate clan are back in this charming follow-up to Newbery Honor-winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.

Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the wild animals-her brother included-away from her mother's critical eye. Whether it's wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, the trials and tribulations of Callie Vee will have readers laughing and crying and cheering for this most endearing heroine.

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About the Author

Jacqueline Kelly was born in New Zealand and raised in Canada. She now makes her home with her husband and various cats and dogs in Austin and Fentress, Texas. She is the author of The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, among other books.

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