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Goats for Christmas: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet

by (author) Jacqueline Kelly

illustrated by Jennifer L. Meyer

Henry Holt and Co.
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Recommended Age
7 to 10
Recommended Grade
2 to 5
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price

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Featuring the charming characters from Jacqueline Kelly's Newbery Honor Book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, this exciting chapter book series introduces young readers to Callie Vee and the rough-and-tumble world of turn-of-the-century Texas. With illustrations by Jennifer L. Meyer, Goats for Christmas is a holiday story you won't want to miss!
Callie and Travis need sheep for the town Christmas pageant. Travis is playing the shepherd in the Nativity scene, and what's a shepherd without his flock? Unfortunately, Fentress is low on sheep—but not on goats.
When Callie and Travis decide to borrow two goats from their neighbor, they don't know what they're in for. As it turns out, the main trouble with goats is that they'll eat just about anything. This will be one Christmas pageant Fentress won't forget!

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Jacqueline Kelly is the author of the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series; the Newbery Honor Book The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate; its sequel, The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate; and Return to the Willows. Born in New Zealand, she now lives with her husband and too many cats and dogs in Austin, Texas.

Other titles by Jacqueline Kelly

Other titles by Jennifer L. Meyer