From Grandfather:”Remember, Calpurnia, you learn more from one failure than 10 successes. And the more spectacular the failure, the greater the lesson learned.” (page 66-67)
“Why wouldn’t they listen?” Calpurnia hiccupped.
From Grandfather: " 'People often don’t. You can lay evidence before them, but you cannot make them believe what they choose not to.' " (Also page 66)
"What about learning something new? Granddaddy always said that life was full of opportunities to learn something new about the world, and one should glean all one could from an expert in his field, no matter what that field might be.” (page 153)
For anyone who likes historical fiction, plucky female characters, and a time before all our modern conveniences infiltrated our homes, both of these books make for a refreshing read. Additionally, Jacqueline Kelly and Teagan White have a new series of chapter books to introduce Calpurnia to younger readers: "Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet." With the same strength of character and love of nature, there are more turn-of-the-century stories to tell! Some of the titles include:
"The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate" image from https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Calpurnia-Tate-Jacqueline-Kelly/dp/031265930X; "The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate" image from https://www.amazon.com/Curious-World-Calpurnia-Tate/dp/0805097449; Girl Vet art created via PicCollage app from images from https://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Kelly/e/B001JRWO8Y/ref=pd_sim_14_bl_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1627798684&pd_rd_r=3XKNR9S36BNWAF64VDTF&pd_rd_w=5dAXu&pd_rd_wg=SQRAb&refRID=3XKNR9S36BNWAF64VDTF