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Newbery Honor Book
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9781429993074352 Pages, Ages 9-12
Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century.
Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit.
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award. This title has Common Core connections.
IRA Children's Book Award, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Choice Award Master List, TN YA Volunteer State Book Award ML, Iowa Children's Choice Award Master List, Texas Lone Star Reading List, IRA Children's and Young Adults Book Award, North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Illinois Rebecca Caudill YR Choice Award ML, TN Intermed Volunt State Book Award ML, Tennessee Intermediate Volunteer State Book Award Master List, IRA Teachers' Choices, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Newbery Honor Book, Bank Street/Josette Frank Award
Chapter 1 The Origin Of Species
When a young naturalist commences the study of a group of organisms quite unknown to him, he is at first much perplexed to determine what differences to consider . . . for he knows nothing of the amount...
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