I always enjoy a story with a strong,
intelligent female heroine. The year is 1899 and twelve-year-old
Calpurnia Tate would rather be exploring the wilderness outside her
Texas homestead than learning to sew, cook or play the piano.
Through an expected relationship with her eclectic scientist
grandfather, Calpurnia learns how to be true to herself in an era
when expectations of young women do not include scientific inquiries
about the natural world. This is a great read for all ages.