11-year-old Travis loves animals & wants to keep all that he finds. But his mother thinks this is a risky, terrible idea. Even his sister, Calpurnia, has her doubts—especially when he brings home a baby skunk. But it’s so adorable, she decides to help care for it despite herself, which gets them both into more trouble than they’ve ever been before. Skunked! is a funny story.— ARC REVIEWER Zoe H., age 8
From Newbery honor author Jacqueline Kelly comes Skunked , a new illustrated chapter book series for younger readers featuring the beloved characters from The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate.
In Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet, Callie Vee, Travis, and Dr. Pritzker help animals big and small.
When soft-hearted Travis discovers an abandoned baby skunk, he can't help but bring him home and take care of him. Stinky, as Travis names him, settles in pretty well. But when Travis discovers Stinky's litter-mate, Winky, who is in need of some help, things get complicated around the Tate house. One skunk is a piece of cake; two is just asking for trouble. Will Travis and Callie be able to keep the critters away from Mother's careful eyes--and nose?
Don't miss the next book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series: Counting Sheep. And don't forget the Calpurnia Tate books for middle-grade readers: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate and The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate.
Praise for Skunked : Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
"Expect a fresh crop of Calpurnia readers to simply enjoy this on its own considerable merits." --The Bulletin
"This is a great progression from the Lois Lowry books and Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books." --Children's Literature
"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 on Skunked : Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
Praise for The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate:
"Six years after debuting in Kelly's Newbery Honor-winning The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, the budding Texas scientist returns, as curious and charming as ever, and now preoccupied with fauna instead of flora . . . Happily, the episodic narrative leaves the door wide open for further adventures--if we're lucky." --Publishers Weekly, starred review on The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
"Animal lovers will revel in the abundant anecdotes about the benevolent country vet and Travis' mangy strays--some heart-wrenching, some hilarious--while learning plenty about nature ("from pond water up to the stars"), the deadly 1900 Galveston hurricane, and early Texas history as recounted by Callie's scholarly and beloved Granddaddy. A warm, welcome stand-alone companion to Kelly's lauded debut." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review on The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
"Well worth waiting for . . . Readers will flock to this sequel" --Booklist, starred review on The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
"Humor and little heartbreaks abound as Callie learns animal care under the tutelage of Dr. Pritzker, the town's veterinarian. . . ." --School Library Journal, starred review on The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate
Praise for The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate:
"The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is the most delightful historical novel for tweens in many, many years. ...Callie's struggles to find a place in the world where she'll be encouraged in the gawky joys of intellectual curiosity are fresh, funny, and poignant today." --The New Yorker, "Book Bench" section on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
"In her debut novel, Jacqueline Kelly brings to vivid life a boisterous small-town family at the dawn of a new century. And she especially shines in her depiction of the natural world that so intrigues Callie . . . Readers will want to crank up the A.C. before cracking the cover, though. That first chapter packs a lot of summer heat." --The Washington Post on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate