Monday, September 7, 2015

Bibliophile's Corner

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly

Flap Copy Description:
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.

Callie's younger brother Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the animals—Travis included—away from her mother's critical eye.

When a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.

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 cheering for this most endearing heroine.


My Thoughts:
The long-awaited sequel to Jacqueline Kelly's Newbery honor book - The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate - arrived in July, and what a masterpiece! The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate is every bit as phenomenal as its predecessor. Once again we are treated to the wit and wonder of Callie Vee - one of my all-time favorite female protagonists. Her brother Travis, as well as the rest of the remarkable cast of characters, add to the fun, making this book a must read for everyone. In addition to that, Ms. Kelly writes in a "voice" that would be the envy of any author. I highly recommend The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate to readers from the ages of eight to eighty!

Click here to learn more about the author, Jacqueline Kelly.

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