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Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet (Volume 2)

Jacqueline Kelly; illustrated by Teagan White and Jennifer L. Meyer

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Callie Vee and Travis help animals big and small in this illustrated chapter book series for younger readers.

In this second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, Callie takes a hands-on approach to animal doctoring. When Callie and Granddaddy go exploring by the river, Callie discovers a leaf covered with spots. Those spots, it turns out, are eggs, and those eggs become butterflies. One of her newly hatched butterflies has a problem, though—its wing is broken. Can Callie find a way to help this butterfly fly?

Mother's prize sheep, Snow White, is pregnant and about to give birth. With Dr. Pritzker off helping a colicky horse, it falls to Callie to deliver the lamb. Will Callie be able to take the situation in hand?

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What I’m going to tell you about took place on our farm in Fentress, Texas, in the early spring of 1901. Now, if you don’t live on a farm, you might not know that spring is the season when most of the animals have their babies,...

Praise for Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate:

"Animal lovers will revel in the abundant anecdotes about the benevolent country vet and Travis' mangy strays. . . . A warm, welcome stand-alone companion to Kelly's lauded debut." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Well worth waiting for. . . . Readers will flock to this sequel for the pleasure of revisiting this beloved character and her world." —Booklist, starred review

"Humor and little heartbreaks abound as Callie learns animal care under the tutelage of Dr. Pritzker, the town's veterinarian. . . . Recommended for fans of the original novel and strong readers who enjoy character-driven narratives." —School Library Journal, starred review

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Jacqueline Kelly; illustrated by Teagan White and Jennifer L. Meyer

Jacqueline Kelly is the author of the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, Return to the Willows, and Newbery Honor winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Born in New Zealand, she now lives with her husband and too many cats and dogs in Austin, Texas.

Jennifer L. Meyer is an award-winning artist whose work has been featured multiple times in the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art annual, Spectrum. Born into a fantasy-loving military family, she grew up a big fan of comics, reading, and drawing animals (especially bunnies). Jennifer's art has appeared in comic books, children's books, graphic novels, and other media. She is the illustrator of the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series by Jacqueline Kelly.

Teagan White is a freelance illustrator who specializes in intricate drawings of flora and fauna. Originally from Chicago, Teagan now lives and works in Minnesota, where she received a BFA in illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. She is the cover artist for the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series by Jacqueline Kelly.

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