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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Set in 1935, during the Great Depression, an 11-year-old girl nicknamed Turtle goes to live with relatives in Key West, Florida, after her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for a woman who does not like children; as a result, Turtle's world opens up in many unexpected ways, and she finds herself coming out of the shell she has spent her whole life building.

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In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375893162
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Author:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Author:
Jennifer L. Holm
Subject:
Humor : Form - Parodies
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - General
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Subject:
Children s-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-Newbery Award Winners
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
3-7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Age Level:
8-12

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Product details 208 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375893162 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set in 1935, during the Great Depression, an 11-year-old girl nicknamed Turtle goes to live with relatives in Key West, Florida, after her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for a woman who does not like children; as a result, Turtle's world opens up in many unexpected ways, and she finds herself coming out of the shell she has spent her whole life building.
"Synopsis" by , In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.
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