Return to the wonderful world of Newbery Hor Book Turtle in Paradisethrough the eyes of Turtle s cousin Beans!Five Starred Reviews!A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Grown-ups lie. That s one truth Beans kws for sure. He and his gang kw how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means locals ) in all of Key West. Not that Beans really minds; it s 1934, the middle of the Great Depression. With jobs on the island, and money anywhere, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, Beans isn t anyone s fool. In fact, he has plans. Big plans. And the consequences might surprise even Beans himself. A surprising coming-of-age story with a remarkably honest message. The New York Times [Holm] captures this colorful slice of Depression history with her usual vivacious wit. . . . Children will love Beans. Shelf Awareness, Starred Multifaceted supporting characters . . . are all seen through Bean s refreshingly honest eyes and create a vel as entertaining as the motion pictures he loves to see. The Horn Book Magazine, Starred Inspired by actual events, Holm s talent for writing historical fiction is on full display. . . . Interesting family and small-town dynamics further enrich this fascinating account of a young boy s life in Florida s Recovery Key. Booklist, Starred Filled with humor, heart, and warmth; readers can only hope to hear more about the Curry clan. Kirkus Review, Starred Entertaining and illuminating historical fiction. Publishers Weekly, Starred
JENNIFER L. HOLM is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish and three Newbery Honor Books, as well as the co-creator of the Babymouse and Squish series, which she collaborates on with her brother Matthew Holm. From the Hardcover edition.