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Turtle in Paradise

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
Inspired by family stories, two-time Newbery Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm beautifully blends family lore with America's past in this charming gem of a novel, rich in historical detail, humor, and the unique flavors of Key West.

Life isn't like the movies, and eleven-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 stay with relatives she's never met.

Florida's like nothing Turtle has ever seen. It's hot and strange, full of wild green peeping out between houses, ragtag boy cousins, and secret treasure. Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she has spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.

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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 1-61383-378-4 / 978-1-61383-378-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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December 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Turtle In Paradise (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-606-23877-8 / 978-0-606-23877-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-375-83688-8 / 978-0-375-83688-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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May 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Turtle in Paradise (Newbery Medal - Honors Title(s))
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-375-93688-2 / 978-0-375-93688-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-375-83690-X / 978-0-375-83690-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 1-5247-3597-3 / 978-1-5247-3597-5
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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May 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
ISBN: 0-307-73830-2 / 978-0-307-73830-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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May 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
Publisher: Listening Library
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May 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Turtle in Paradise
Author(s): Jennifer L Holm
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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