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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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jennifer L. Holm's great-grandmother emigrated from the Bahamas to Key West in 1897. Jennifer is the author of two Newbery Honor books, Our Only May Amelia and Penny from Heaven. She is also the author of several other highly praised books, including Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf and the Babymouse graphic novel series, which she collaborates on with her brother, Matthew Holm. Jennifer lives in California with her husband and two children. You can visit her Web site at www.jenniferholm.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307738301
Author:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Publisher:
Listening Library (Audio)
Read by:
Battoe, Becca
Read:
Battoe, Becca
Author:
fer L.
Author:
Battoe, Becca
Author:
Holm, Jenni
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Subject:
historical fiction;family;great depression;key west;florida;treasure;1930s;newbery honor;fiction;depression;friendship;adventure;florida keys;historical;cousins;realistic fiction;newbery;children s literature;children;depression era;hurricanes;ya;moving;g
Subject:
historical fiction;family;great depression;key west;florida;treasure;1930s;newbery honor;fiction;depression;friendship;adventure;florida keys;historical;cousins;realistic fiction;newbery;children s literature;children;depression era;hurricanes;ya;moving;g
Subject:
historical fiction;family;great depression;key west;florida;treasure;1930s;newbery honor;fiction;depression;friendship;adventure;florida keys;historical;cousins;realistic fiction;newbery;children s literature;children;depression era;hurricanes;ya;moving;g
Subject:
historical fiction;family;great depression;key west;florida;treasure;1930s;newbery honor;fiction;depression;friendship;adventure;florida keys;historical;cousins;realistic fiction;newbery;children s literature;children;depression era;hurricanes;ya;moving;g
Subject:
historical fiction;family;great depression;key west;florida;treasure;1930s;newbery honor;fiction;adventure;depression;friendship;florida keys;historical;realistic fiction;newbery;cousins;children s literature;children;hurricanes;depression era;ya;moving;g
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Three CD
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.00x.60 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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