Turtle in Paradise

In Key West, 1935, everyone has crazy nicknames:  Turtle, Kermit, Pork Chop and Beans. Even Ernest Hemingway cameos as Papa.

Jennifer L. Holm creates a swashbuckling adventure in this perfect summer read for kids. Hailing from New Jersey, Turtle is sent to stay with family on Curry Lane, family she has never met, including a grandmother she thought was dead.  Figuring out how to deal with scorpions, eat alligator pears and run around shoeless after pirate treasure are all part of living like a Conch.  But most importantly, Turtle finds out the importance of family roots, paving the way for her mom to finally come back home.

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