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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,931 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer L. Holm Narrator: Becca Battoe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
  • This humorous adventure effectively portrays Turtle as caught between her mother's Hollywood-inspired dreams and the very real family . . . that offer a different kind of paradise."

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emma Martin | 1/30/2014

    " turtle in paradise was a great book I loved how the author showed the characters feelings but did not tell. I also love how you feel like youre really there when you read it and how you can connect with turtle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elisabeth W. Rauch | 1/22/2014

    " A cute historical fiction about Key West during the Great Depression. Likable characters, adventure, probably more of a girl book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kari | 1/9/2014

    " Battle of the Books: During the depression in Key West before tourism, told by Turtle, a young spunky girl is sent to live with her aunt and a world she doesn't know at all. Loved that story was based on the author's family and island history...including Papa Hemingway himself... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ms. Drew | 12/15/2013

    " Turtle's mother takes a new housekeeper job but the boss doesn't allow children. So Turtle is dropped off at her aunt's house in the Florida Keys. Her mother doesn't even confirm that the letter reached the aunt (it didn't) Turtle takes us on an adventures with her gang of boy cousins and afternoons with her grandma (who isn't dead after all). Loved Turtle's spunk and the depiction of depression life in the Keys. Wish that her father's identity was more of a surprise. Left me wanting to read more. "

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