Turtle In Paradise
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In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and jobs and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle's mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. It's hot and strange, full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets, scams, and even buried pirate treasure Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Filled with adventure, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an instant classic both boys and girls with love.Includes an Author's Note with photographs and further background on the Great Depression, as well as additional resources and websites. Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
Sweet, funny and superb. Starred Review, Booklist
Just the right mixture of knowingness and hope . . . a hilarious blend of family drama seasoned with a dollop of adventure.
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Turtle In Paradise is 208 pages long.
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Turtle In Paradise won the following awards:
in 2011 Turtle In Paradise won the Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens in category .
in 2012 Turtle In Paradise won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award in category .
in 2012 Turtle In Paradise won the Bluebonnet Awards in category .
in 2012 Turtle In Paradise won the Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award in category .
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