Turtle In Paradise: The Graphic Novel
ISBN: 0593126300
EAN13: 9780593126301
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 29, 2021
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback
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A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.

Eleven-year-old Turtle is smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and money--and sometimes even dreams--is scarce. So when Turtle's mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before, though. It's full of ragtag boy cousins, family secrets to unravel . . . and even a little bit of fun. Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell. And as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.

Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America's past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel form by rising star Savanna Ganucheau.

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   a colorful adventure
Readers of all ages will enjoy reading Turtle's experiences and watching her life go from rotten to one of joy and wonder. Beautifully drawn with a delightful semi-pastel color palette, there is plenty in Paradise to like in Turtle.
   Fun graphic novel
Kids will enjoy this graphic novel historical fiction story in its historical form.
   Wonderful story, beautiful graphic novel - funny and sweet!
This historical novel is a beautiful treatment of Jennifer L. Holm's award-winning graphic novel TURTLE IN PARADISE. Savanna Ganucheau's artwork is perfect for the setting in the Great Depression, when children ran barefoot, everyone was scrapping, and families often had to take in stray relatives. Turtle comes to Key West to live with her cousins when her mother's housekeeping job does not allow children. Her aunt Minnie is surprised when Turtle shows another mouth to feed and her three boy cousins are not exactly welcoming. But Turtle is a cute girl - don 't call her tough and soon gets into adventures and shenanigans, usually with the boys, and adjusts to life in Key West. The plot has several twists and turns, because ultimately Turtle's story is about life's twists and turns and those who love you through it all. NetGalley thanks you for the eARC.
   Cute read
It is 1935, and the eleven-year-old turtle knows that life will never go as one expects. She knows that money is scarce and opportunity is plentiful. When her mother gets a job as a housekeeper, Turtle is sent to Florida with her relatives. Florida is not what the turtle expected and before the turtle starts to come out of her shell. The graphic novel was illustrated with bright vibrant colors and was beautiful. The story is sweet and heartbreaking at the time, but a cute read. Personally, I like graphic novels with humor so that I didn 't really care for this story too much. I might be opened to reading by the author other graphic novels.
   Beautiful look at an old classic
I started by saying that I have never read the book that this graphic novel is about, but I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed following Turtle on her adventures and seeing what she and the boys got up to. I thought it was cute and bright in a way that really suited the story. This book is a great addition to the classic graphic novel collection. I look forward to its physical release. For the early review copy, thank you Netgalley and the publisher.
   A sweet story, beautifully illustrated
I haven 't read the original novel this graphic novel adapts, but I bet it's lovely. This was a sweet story about family and life in the Depression-era Key West. The artwork brings it to life and makes the objects of a lot of nicknames and local slang more clear.