Turtle in paradise / by Jennifer L. Holm.

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.

Main Author: Holm, Jennifer L.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Random House, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
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Summary: 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.
Item Description: "A Junior Library Guild selection"--Jkt. flap.
Author's note includes photographs and information about Key West in the 1930s and some of the real inhabitants that inspired the characters in her novel.
Physical Description: 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Audience: Grades 3-6 (School Library Journal)
Awards: Newbery Honor, 2011.
Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth, 2010.
Volunteer State Book Award, 3-5, nominee, 2013.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-189).
ISBN: 9780375836886 (trade)
0375836888 (trade)
9780375936883 (lib bdg)
0375936882 (lib bdg)
9780375836909 (pbk.)
037583690X (pbk.)
Author Notes: After graduating from Dickinson College, Jennifer L. Holm became a broadcast producer of television commercials and music videos for numerous companies including Nickelodeon, MTV, American Express, Hershey's and Huggies. Her first book, Our Only May Amelia, was a 2000 Newbery Honor Book. Both Penny from Heaven and Turtle in Paradise were Newbery Honor recipients in 2007 and 2011, respectively. She is also the author of numerous series including Boston Jane, Babymouse, and The Stink Files, which she writes with her husband Jonathan Hamel. Her title, The Fourteenth Goldfish made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)