Synopses & Reviews
Whether wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, Callie Vee and her escapades will have readers laughing and crying in this return to Fentress, Texas. Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the animals — her brother included — away from her mother's critical eye. Will she succeed?
"Animal lovers will revel in the abundant anecdotes about the benevolent country vet and Travis' mangy strays — some heart-wrenching, some hilarious — while learning plenty about nature ('from pond water up to the stars'), the deadly 1900 Galveston hurricane, and early Texas history as recounted by Callie's scholarly and beloved Granddaddy. 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
Callie Vee, Travis, Granddaddy, and the whole Tate clan are back in this charming follow-up to Newbery Honor-winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the wild animals-her brother included-away from her mother's critical eye. Whether it's wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, the trials and tribulations of Callie Vee will have readers laughing and crying and cheering for this most endearing heroine.
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About the Author
Jacqueline Kelly was born in New Zealand and raised in Canada. She now makes her home with her husband and various cats and dogs in Austin and Fentress, Texas.