"The evolution of Calpurnia Tate" is an adventure book written by Jaqueline Kelly.
Calpurnia is an 11-years-old girl who is living in Texas. Calpurnia cannot knit and hates cooking, but she wants to be a sciencetist. So, with the help of her grandpa, she starts using the microscope, growing plants, stuffing,taking care of animals,reading "The evolution of species"...
And meanwhile shehelps her mother with the cooking and looking after her brothers.
I read this book last summer and I couldn't stop reading it. It reminds me of "Tom Sawyer". I want to recomend it to you. You wont regret it.