The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

2010 Newbery Honor Award

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

As eleven-year old Calpurnia Virginia Tate explores the natural world around her, she comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.

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Praise for The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

“The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate” is the most delightful historical novel for tweens in many, many years…” — The New Yorker

☆”Kelly’s rich images and setting, believable relationships and a touch of magic take this story far.” — Publishers Weekly

☆“Readers will finish this witty, deftly crafted debut novel rooting for “Callie Vee” and wishing they knew what kind of adult she would become.”Kirkus Reviews

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About Jackie’s first childhood nickname at Cynsations
About taking inspirations from history at Author Of… 
About Jackie’s literary influences at The Bibliofiles

To learn about the people and places behind The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jackie’s writing process, and what Jackie was like as a kid check out these interviews:
Kate Narita
Damsels in Regress 
The Book Nut
Vivian Lee Mahoney
The Bibliofiles
Montgomery County Book Festival


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