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.

About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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