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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 3,893 Ratings and 1,662 Reviews

Book Description
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... More
Book Information
PublisherThorndike Press
BindingHardcover (11 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages427
ISBN-101410422151
ISBN-13978-1410422156
Publication Date01/06/2010
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About Jacqueline Kelly (Author) : Jacqueline Kelly is a published author of young adult books. A published credit of Jacqueline Kelly is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
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9/28/2011 Leanne Pankuch said: Loved it. A sassy, yet historically accurate heroine...well done and satisfying.
tags: I read

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8/8/2011 Carmela Martino tagged as: I read

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2/21/2010 Mary Sandford said: Well done, but personally I don't agree with promoting darwinian thinking that has been refuted repeatedly with new scientific discoveries. I did like the ending that left me to believe that Calpurnia would succeed in fulfilling her dreams.
tags: I recommend

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8/17/2009 Tamara Schmidt said: A bit of a slow start, but the character's southern drawl got stronger and more pronounced with each flip of the page! Eventhough being a debut book, the style of writing and descriptions were well seasoned to suit the high spirits of self discovery.
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