The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Jacqueline Kelly
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Betty J.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780805088410
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Not being allowed by the town librarian to check out Darwin's "Origin of Species" - outrageous!

But the year is 1899 and in rural Texas, 11 year old girls do not have many options for career exploration, other than the The Science of Housewifery.  Calpurnia Tate, the only girl in a family with 6 boys, is determined to spend her summer being a naturalist, much to her mother's displeasure.  With her grandfather's guidance, Callie observes the world around her and sees  the river running through the pecan grove with new eyes- under a microscope!  Daily life is humorously depicted in this audiobook read by native Texan Natalie Ross.   You will cheer for Calpurnia Tate as she enters the new century.