Turtle in Paradise
Turtle in Paradise
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Turtle in Paradise

Written by Jennifer L. Holm
Book #1 in the Turtle in Paradise Series
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9 - 12
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188
Page count
610L
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Dec 27, 2011
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Life 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. After all, it’s 1935 and money and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle’s mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn’t like kids, Turtle says goodbye and heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Florida’s like nothing Turtle’s ever seen before though. It’s full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets to unravel . . . and even a little bit of fun. Before she knows what’s happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America’s past, in this charming, gem of a novel rich in history, humor, and the unique flavors of Key West.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780606238779
    Publication Date
    December 27, 2011
    Publisher
    Turtleback Books
    Page Count
    188
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
    Lexile® Level
    610L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~4

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