by Sheila N., October 23, 2009 2:35 PM
Much to her mother's dismay, 11-year-old Callie prefers science to needlework and cooking. But such preferences are not quite acceptable in America at the turn of the 20th century. Callie, however, is bound and determined to further her interests. A charming and poignant story, written quite lyrically, this novel is bound to please. Recommended for readers in grades five through eight.