Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
This is an excellent book for those who enjoy quiet, character driven stories. This book meanders through a little over a year in Calpurnia's life as she starts working with a vet, learns to type, helps her brother Travis with his strays, endures the aftermath of the Galveston Hurricane, studies with her grandfather, and starts earning money. Calpurnia is a spunky girl at the turn of the century who is not content with the norms of the day. She is inquisitive and loves science. This book is episodic and at times this bugged me when seemingly months would skip by in one episode and then go back.
The other Calpurnia Tate book doesn't go out much in my library so I am torn about this - love the character and the history but my students usually are drawn to more plot driven texts.