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Turtle in Paradise
 
 
Author
Jennifer L. Holm.
Publisher Yearling  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780375836909
Pages/Publication Date 189/2011
Daedalus Item Code 38674
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(Newbery Honor Book) Life in 1935 isn't like the movies, and 11-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. So when Turtle's mother gets a housekeeping job for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle says goodbye and heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Inspired by Jennifer Holm's great-grandmother's stories, this book for readers 8 to 11 blends family lore with Americana in a novel rich in history, humor, and the unique flavors of Key West.

"It's a tough little Turtle who arrives in Key West in June of 1935. She's been sent to Florida to stay with relatives because her mother's latest housekeeping job doesn't allow children. Unfortunately, Mama has neglected to tell Aunt Minnie she's coming, and Turtle gets the stink eye from cousins with monikers like Buddy and Beans. As Turtle soon learns, everything is different in Key West, from the fruit hanging on trees to the scorpions in nightgowns to the ways kids earn money. She can't be part of her cousins' Diaper Gang (no girls allowed), which takes care of fussy babies, but when she finds a treasure map, she hopes she'll be on Easy Street like Little Orphan Annie. Holm uses family stories as the basis for this tale, part romp, part steely-eyed look at the Depression era. Reminiscent of Addie in the movie Paper Moon, Turtle is just the right mixture of knowingness and hope; the plot is a hilarious blend of family dramas seasoned with a dollop of adventure. The many references to 1930s entertainments (Terry and the Pirates, Shirley Temple) will mostly go over kids' heads, but they'll get how much comics and movies meant to a population desperate for smiles. An author's note (with photos) shows Holm's family close-up."Booklist (starred review)

 
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