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- DescriptionIn Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Hor winning middle grade historical fiction vel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is Shirley Temple. She's smart and tough and has seen eugh of the world t 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 thing 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 kws 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. <br>Includes an Author's Note with photographs and further background on the Great Depression, as well as additional resources and websites. <br>Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews <br> Sweet, funny and superb. <br>Starred Review, Booklist <br> Just the right mixture of kwingness and hope . . . a hilarious blend of family drama seasoned with a dollop of adventure.
- Author BiographyJENNIFER L. HOLM is the New York Times bestselling author of 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.
- Author(s)Jennifer L Holm
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication01/03/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2012
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight145 g
- Width135 mm
- Height193 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Trade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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