Monday, May 14, 2018

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate #2)



The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
(Calpurnia Tate #2)
by
Jacqueline Kelly

About the Book

Callie’s younger brother Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the animals—Travis included—away from her mother’s critical eye.

When a storm blows change into town in the form of a visiting veterinarian, Callie discovers a life and a vocation she desperately wants. But with societal expectations as they are, she will need all her wits and courage to realize her dreams.

About the Author  Jacqueline Kelly

Jacqueline Kelly was born in New Zealand and moved with her parents to western Canada at an early age. She grew up in the dense rain forests of Vancouver Island. Some years later her family moved to the desert of El Paso, Texas. She attended university in El Paso and medical school in Galveston. She practiced medicine for many years and then attended the University of Texas School of Law. She practiced law for several more years before realizing that what would really make her happy is to write fiction. 

Author's Website

Teacher's Guide

First Book in the Series:

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Calpurnia Tate #1) 

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.

Teacher's Guide 

Read a Sample of this Book. 


Vocabulary Activity  
 
Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.

  1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
  2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
  3. What is the definition of the word?
  4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
  5. Explain how the word connects to the story. 

Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the 
other MCBA books you read.