I do love Calpurnia Tate! She is a bright and inquisitive young woman living in a small Texas town in 1899. At a time when girls are expected to be interested in needlework, Calpurnia’s interests lie in the natural world, much to the consternation of her mother.
In this second book about the character, The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, Callie Vee’s interest in the natural sciences, encouraged by the influence of her grandfather, continues as the pair dissect various creatures. The relationship between Callie and her grandfather, however, takes a back seat to the story of Callie and her younger brother, Travis. The majority of the book tells of the various escapades and adventures resulting from Travis’s unlikely animal adoptions and Callie helping to care for (and hide) the creatures. The author leaves the book open-ended enough that I suspect (and hope!) there will be another about this strong female character.
You may also wish to read The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, the book that introduces the character, although this title can stand alone.
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an Advance Reader’s Copy.