Turtle in paradise
Holm, Jennifer L 
   

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Junior Fiction
BIC Subjects: Historical fiction
Audience: Children/juvenile
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 1/03/2012
Place of Publication: United States


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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.