Turtle in Paradise
Publish date: 2010-05-11
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Three stars might not do proper justice to Turtle in Paradise, but neither would a four-star rating, in my opinion. There's a lack of depth to many characters. It's one of those books where later mention of a character's name leaves you asking "Who the heck was that again?" The world of the depressi...
This was a really cute book. I was reminded of the Little Rascals several times. I admire the independent spirit of the Diaper Gang and Turtle was a feisty unforgettable character. I would definitely recommend it for the 9 to 12 year old age group. Really a fun read!
A little obvious and forced in spots, but ultimately a fun and fast paced read. I think my child self would have really liked this one a lot!
7/13/12 ** Lovely historical fiction - set in Key West during the Great Depression. Literary - not my typical genre. Makes one think about the risks of cons, the importance of family, and the pleasure of not needing to worry about the roof over my head or where my next meal will come from.Turtle, ...
Turtle's mama is a housekeeper, and the house she's currently keeping is owned by a lady who isn't so keen on children. Hates them, actually, but it's the Great Depression, and Mama needs the job, so Turtle gets sent south to live with her mama's sister and her family in Key West. Only, Mama never...
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