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Jacqueline Kelly

Biography

Jacqueline Kelly

Jacqueline Kelly won the Newbery Honor for her first book, THE EVOLUTION OF CALPUNIA TATE. She was born in New Zealand and raised in Canada, in the dense rainforests of Vancouver Island. Her family then moved to El Paso, Texas, and Kelly attended college in El Paso, then went on to medical school in Galveston. After practicing medicine for many years, she went to law school at the University of Texas, and after several years of law practice, realized she wanted to write fiction. Her first story was published in the Mississippi Review in 2001. She now makes her home with her husband and various cats and dogs in Austin and Fentress, Texas.

Jacqueline Kelly

Books by Jacqueline Kelly

Written by Jacqueline Kelly and illustrated by Teagan White and Jennifer L. Meyer - Animals , Children's 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction

In this second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, Callie takes a hands-on approach to animal doctoring. When Callie and Granddaddy go exploring by the river, Callie discovers a leaf covered with spots. Those spots, it turns out, are eggs, and those eggs become butterflies. One of her newly hatched butterflies has a problem, though --- its wing is broken. Can Callie find a way to help this butterfly fly? Mother's prize sheep, Snow White, is pregnant and about to give birth. With Dr. Pritzker off helping a colicky horse, it falls to Callie to deliver the lamb. Will Callie be able to take the situation in hand?

Written by Jacqueline Kelly with illustrations from Teagan White and Jennifer L. Meyer - Animals , Children's, Children's 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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?

by Jacqueline Kelly - Young Adult 9+, Youth Fiction

Travis keeps bringing home strays. And Callie has her hands full keeping the wild animals --- her brother included --- away from her mother's critical eye. Whether it's wrangling a rogue armadillo or stray dog, a guileless younger brother or standoffish cousin, the trials and tribulations of Callie Vee will have readers laughing and crying and cheering for this most endearing heroine.

by Jacqueline Kelly - Fantasy, Fiction

Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger are back for more rollicking adventures in this sequel to THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. With lavish illustrations by Clint Young, Jacqueline Kelly masterfully evokes the magic of Kenneth Grahame's beloved children's classic and brings it to life for a whole new generation.