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Turtle in Paradise

ISBN: 9780375836909 | 037583690X
Edition: Reprint
Format: Trade Paper
Publisher: Yearling
Pub. Date: 12/27/2011

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Life isn't like the movies and 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. Afterall, it's 1935 and money and sometimes even dreams are a scarce. So when Turtle's Mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye and heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. It's full of rag tag 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, two-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America's past, in this charming, gem of a novel rich in history, humor and the unique flavors of Key West.

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