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Turtle in paradise [BOOK CLUB KIT] by Jennifer L. Holm.

Holm, Jennifer L., (author.).


In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 189 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : A Yearling book by Penguin Random House ; 2016

Content descriptions

General Note:
This is a BOOK CLUB KIT with __14__ copies.
Includes excerpts from Full of Beans and The Fourteenth Goldfish.
Author's note includes photographs and information about Key West in the 1930s and some of the real inhabitants who inspired the characters in her novel.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Target Audience Note:
610L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 3.7
Reading Counts! 3.4
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.7 4 137063.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.7 4.0 137063.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.4 8.0 49701.
Awards Note:
Newbery Honor, 2011
Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth, 2010.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Subject: Cousins > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Florida > Juvenile fiction.
Depressions > 1929 > Juvenile fiction.
Key West (Fla.) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Madison County Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Madison Main Library BRG J KIT HOL (Text)
BRG KIT: This contains multiple copies of the book for book reading groups.
30229101229432 Adult Storage Fiction Available -