Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Newbery winners were announced for this year so I put them on my library request list, when I realized that there was still a Newbery book from last year that I've been meaning to read. Fortunately, last year's Newberys had far fewer requests than this years! It didn't take too long to get this book in my hands.
Loved it! Absolutely. It is just so wholesome and fun. I'd characterize this book as slower and sweeter than other children's books I've read. It takes you back to the turn of the century (meaning 1899). I loved all the science stuff and the descriptions of "new" technologies like telephones and cars. Calpurnia is a fabulous heroine. Definitely will be buying this one and adding it to my kids' must-read lists. We need more books like this.