One of my favorite books is The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. It's the story of a girl who feels like she really doesn't fit in, was born in the wrong time. She's the youngest sibling and only daughter in her family at the turn of the century. She's expected to dress up and learn needlepoint but what she really wants to do is collect scientific specimen with her grandfather. The writing is beautiful and the story enchanting.
Jacqueline Kelly will be speaking at Alamosa Books on Saturday August 10th at 2pm. Let's start of the school year with books! All incoming 5th graders are invited to read this lovely book and meet at Alamosa books to meet the author and hear about her new book, Return to the Willows a squeal to the classic Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. If you're feeling like you need MORE books, let's read those two as well. We can make if a Jacqueline Kelly summer!
See you in August at Alamosa Books!