Join Our Kids Book Club: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 by klarakim

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate


If you're in Grades 4, 5, or 6 you should join our Kids Book Club! We'll discuss the book and eat snacks on Wednesday,November 7th @3:30pm. Sign-ups are at the Children's Information Desk at Campbell Library.



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Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her backyard are so much bigger than the green ones. With a little help from her cantankerous grandfather, Callie explores the natural world around her and comes up against just what it means to grow up at the turn of the century.

Here's what Calpurnia has to say about reading:

“One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I would live my life in a tower of books. I would read all day long and eat peaches. And if any young knights in armor dared to come calling on their white chargers and plead with me to let down my hair, I would pelt them with peach pits until they went home.”
― Jacqueline Kelly, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

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