Friday, October 16, 2009

Our First Guest Blog - by Sophie K.

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly is set in the turn of the century, 1899. Calpurnia Virginia Tate, aka Callie Vee II, tells the story. Callie is raised in a wealthy family with six brothers. She discovers that her grandfather is a great scientist, and soon realizes that she would rather be the next Marie Curie than a proper housewife. This exciting book set in Texas, tells you everything an 11 year old would think in 1899 - from wondering if the world really will end when the 20th century starts, to discovering a species of plant. Once you pick this book up, you'll never put it down, and you'll realize how much times have changed!

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