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Turtle in Paradise

By Jennifer L Holm

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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Format: Book
Author: Holm, Jennifer L
Summary: In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
Title: Turtle in paradise / by Jennifer L. Holm.
Publisher Date: New York : Random House, c2010.
Subject: Cousins -- Juvenile fiction Families -- Florida -- Juvenile fiction. Adventure stories -- Juvenile fiction. Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction Key West (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 9780375836886 (hc) 0375836888 (hc) 9780375836909 (trade pbk) 037583690X (trade pbk) 9780375893162 (ebook) 0375893164 (ebook) 9780375936883 (lib bdg) 0375936882 (lib bdg)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 18
System Items Total: 19
Call Number: C Holm
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Bib Id: 343380

Format: Book
Author: Holm, Jennifer L.
Summary: In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
Title: Turtle in paradise / by Jennifer L. Holm.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Random House, c2010.
Description: 191 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Target Audience Note: 009-013.
Subjects: Cousins -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Families -- Florida -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Adventure stories -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Key West (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 187, 189).
LCCN: 2009019077
ISBN: 9780375836886 (hc)
ISBN: 0375836888 (hc)
ISBN: 9780375836909 (trade pbk)
ISBN: 037583690X (trade pbk)
ISBN: 9780375893162 (ebook)
ISBN: 0375893164 (ebook)
ISBN: 9780375936883 (lib bdg)
ISBN: 0375936882 (lib bdg)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 18
Total Copies: 19
Call Number: C Holm