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A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

Jacqueline Kelly
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In this fourth book in the illustrated Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series, a young Callie Vee tackles a conundrum involving the rambunctious family dog and some very prickly quills

When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly—and dangerous—quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pritzker, to make things right. Will Ajax learn to leave other critters alone?

From Jacqueline Kelly, the author of the acclaimed books,The Evolution of Calpurnia TateandThe Curious World of Calpurnia Tate, comes a series for younger readers, featuring a smart and spunky heroine and the lushly imagined world of turn-of-the-century Texas.


Read the whole series:
Counting Sheep
Who Gives a Hoot?
A Prickly Problem

Praise for the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series:

"Animal husbandry done right for the young reader set." —Kirkus ReviewsonCounting Sheep

“Expect a fresh crop of Calpurnia readers to simply enjoy this on its own considerable merits.” —The Bulletin onSkunked!

“This is a great progression from the Lois Lowry books and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s ‘Little House’ books.” —Children's Literature onSkunked!

"This engaging introductory chapter book contains the added benefit of introducing readers to science and nature terminology as well as a bit of Texas history. . . . Entertaining, humorous, and informative." —School Library Journal,starred review onSkunked!