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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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Grouped Work ID 875529ae-a727-a151-1fbe-449564543f3d
Full title turtle in paradise
Author holm jennifer l
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Battoe, Becca.
author Jennifer L. Holm
author2-role Battoe, Becca., Battoe, Becca.|Narrator, Findaway World, LLC., Listening Library., Playaway Digital Audio., Random House (Firm).
author_display Holm, Jennifer L
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display_description 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.
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isbn 037583690, 9780307738325, 9780307738332, 9780375836886, 9780375836909, 9780375893162, 9780375936883, 9781524735975, 9781616378011
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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction, Adventure stories, Juvenile, Audiobooks, Children's audiobooks, Cousins -- Fiction, Cousins -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction, Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction, Depressions -- 1929. -- Fiction, Families -- Florida -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- Florida -- Fiction, Key West (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Key West (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Newbery honor book -- 2011
title_display Turtle in paradise
title_full Turtle in Paradise, Turtle in paradise / Jennifer L. Holm, Turtle in paradise / by Jennifer L. Holm, Turtle in paradise [electronic resource] / Jennifer L. Holm, Turtle in paradise [playaway] Jennifer L. Holm
title_short Turtle in paradise
topic_facet Adventure and adventurers, Adventure stories, Juvenile, Cousins, Depressions, Families, Family life, Historical Fiction, History, Juvenile Fiction, Newbery honor book