Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Calpurnia Tate update

I recently posted my thoughts about The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. It is a debut novel by Jacqueline Kelly. Jackie (I can call her that now :) ) saw my post, and left a very gracious comment on our blog. Using her name, I was able to link to a website she has about Callie (Calpurnia) and herself. It's definitely a site worth checking out.

It has many amazing parts:

  • a spectacularly beautiful homepage, using the front cover of the book in its design
  • It has an excerpt of a wonderful part of the story when Callie's mom decides she needs to teach Callie how to cook
  • It has an "About Callie" section where there are some more excerpts from the book, along with pictures of things in Callie's world
  • It also has an author page, and after reading Jackie's bio, I am not surprised that she developed a character as rich as Callie. And the turquoise top she's wearing in her picture is pretty wonderful, also! :)
You know that feeling when you discover something wonderful, and you just have to share it? When I saw this website, I really wanted to make it more public. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


  1. Thanks for sharing this book! I just ordered 2 copies for my 5th grade teachers to read aloud next year. If not for your blog, this title would have slipped under my radar. I can't wait to see how the teachers work this book into their curriculum next year!


  2. You are a total author magnet! How do you do it!?!?!?