Turtle in paradise
by Holm, Jennifer L.
|Format:||Book on MP3 Disc 2012|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
At the height of the Great Depression, eleven-year-old Turtle is forced to move to Key West, Florida when her mother takes a housekeeping job for a woman who detests children. Having spent much of her life indoors, Turtle finds Florida to be strange and adventurous.
Inspired by family stories, two-time Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm beautifully blends family lore with America's past in this charming gem of a novel, rich in historical detail, humor, and the unique flavors of Key West. Life isn't like the movies, and eleven-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 stay with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle has ever seen. It's hot and strange, full of wild green peeping out between houses, ragtag boy cousins, and secret treasure. Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she has spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.
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-- Juvenile sound recordings.
Families -- Florida -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Cousins -- Fiction.
Family life -- Florida -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Key West (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Key West (Fla.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York : Solon, Ohio :Listening Library ;2012
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