Turtle in Paradise - Jennifer L. Holm

Turtle in Paradise

By Jennifer L. Holm

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-05-11
  • Book Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Author: Jennifer L. Holm
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 279 Ratings)

Turtle in Paradise Jennifer L. Holm read online review & book description:

In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 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 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 live with relatives she's never met. Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before though. It's hot and strange, full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets, scams, and even buried pirate treasure! Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she's spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Filled with adventure, humor and heart, Turtle in Paradise is an instant classic both boys and girls with love.

Includes an Author's Note with photographs and further background on the Great Depression, as well as additional resources and websites.

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews:
"Sweet, funny and superb."

Starred Review, Booklist:
"Just the right mixture of knowingness and hope . . . a hilarious blend of family drama seasoned with a dollop of adventure."

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Posted Reviews

  • Best book EVER!!!

    By Really critical teen
    This is my favorite book. The story is easy to read and you can connect with the characters. The twist at the end made me cry. Would recommend to anyone who loves emotional stories. Love it 100%
  • I loved it !!!

    By Gdhxjdufnchchnf
    It was so heartwarming and breaking it was an amazing piece of literature that everyone should experience
  • Great book!

    By thepageturner
    I read this book three years ago and I still remember every detail about it! That's how memorable every single page is in this book. Read it and see for yourself!
  • Amazing Book!!! I LOVE IT !!!

    By Aka.niya_
    Ive loved this book since elementary school . The library at my school has always been my "safe place" because i wasn't the social-type . I would always hang out there at lunch or while I'm helping the school librarian sort books .But ever since i found this book in my elementary school library I've loved it , it taught me a lot . And i still read it !
  • This book is not about turtles

    By AnnaGD$!1
    I have never read this book but I really want to!! Whoever said this was about turtles is wrong. Get your facts right. JK!!! Will someone tell me what this book is about?? THX!!!!!
  • AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

    By A soccer 57
    O My God this book is the best book in the whole world. Its funny and good. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! You have to buy it.
  • I <3 this book

    By incorrectdirections
    I red this book in 1st grade and I really liked it. Turtles are my favorite animals so I had to check it out. <3 it!
  • Great book

    By Maddyrose2012
    Get it now the beginning is everyone thinks children are sweet as Necco Wafers,but I've lived long enough to know the truth: kids are rotten. The only difference between grown- ups and kids is that grown - ups go to jail for murder. Kids just get away with it. I didn't make that up Jennifer.
  • read the book

    By Sasscat
    This book rocks buy it!!!!!! I would tell you about it but you'll have to read it
  • BUY IT NOW!!!

    By Ms V Designs
    i love this book its a blue bonnet at my school woodridge love it this is really handy because every checks out the book out school so you never get a chance to read it. BUY IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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