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Turtle in Paradise by [Jennifer L. Holm]

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Turtle In Paradise, Can Sunshine Bring You Out of Your Shell, by Jennifer L. Holm Full Of Beans, Never tell a lie... unless you have to. by Jennifer L. Holm Penny From Heaven, One summer full of secrets - and surprises! by Jennifer L. Holm The Fourteenth Goldfish, Believe in the possible. by Jennifer L. Holm The Third Mushroom, A sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm
TURTLE IN PARADISE FULL OF BEANS PENNY FROM HEAVEN THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH THE THIRD MUSHROOM THE LION OF MARS
Read more from award-winning author Jennifer L. Holm! The Newbery Honor winning novel about the adventures of 11-year-old Turtle. Join Beans and his gang of streetwise kids as they navigate life during the Great Depression. Penny and her cousin Frankie have big ideas for the summer, but things do not go according to plan. Celebrate the wonder of science in this perfect read about a child's relationship with her grandfather! Ellie teams up with her grandpa to find the formula for eternal youth. When a virus breaks out on Mars and the grown-ups fall ill, it’s up to the children to save them all.

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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2010:
“Sweet, funny and superb”

Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2010:
"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."

Review, School Library Journal, April 2010:
"This richly detailed novel was inspired by Holm’s great-grandmother’s stories. Readers who enjoy melodic, humorous tales of the past won’t want to miss it."


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From School Library Journal

Grade 3–5—In 1935, jobs are hard to come by, and Turtle's mother is lucky to find work as a live-in housekeeper. When she learns that her employer can't stand children, she sends her 11-year-old daughter from New Jersey to Key West to live with relatives. Turtle discovers a startlingly different way of life amid boisterous cousins, Nana Philly, and buried treasure. This richly detailed novel was inspired by Holm's great-grandmother's stories. Readers who enjoy melodic, humorous tales of the past won't want to miss it.—Stephanie Malosh, Vernon Area Public Library, Lincolnshire, IL
(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0036S4AJU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (April 25, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 25, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4172 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 226 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 798 ratings

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Jennifer L. Holm is the NEW YORK TIMES-bestselling children's author of THE LION OF MARS and THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH. She is the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE and a Scott O'Dell Award for her novel FULL OF BEANS.

Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series which has more than 3.4 million books in print (!) and the bestselling Squish series. SQUISH is now an animated tv series on HBO MAX!

For more information, visit her website at www.jenniferholm.com.

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