Details

ISBN-10: 0593126300
ISBN-13: 9780593126301
Publisher: Random House Graphic
Publish Date: 06/29/2021
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H

Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel

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Price: $12.99

Overview

A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.

Eleven-year-old Turtle is smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it’s 1935 and money–and sometimes even dreams–is scarce. So when Turtle’s mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn’t like kids, Turtle heads off to Florida to live with relatives. Florida’s like nothing Turtle’s ever seen before, though. It’s full of ragtag boy cousins, family secrets to unravel . . . and even a little bit of fun. Before she knows what’s happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell. And as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.

Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blends family lore with America’s past in this charming gem of a novel, now adapted into graphic novel form by rising star Savanna Ganucheau.

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Reviews for Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel

A lively adaptation certain to entertain readers old and new." –Kirkus Reviews

Adventure, friendship, and unforgettable characters make for a perfect tale. This graphic novel adaptation will sit comfortably on the shelf alongside books by Faith Erin Hicks, Jen Wang, and Victoria Jamieson. –School Library Journal, starred review

Reviews for Turtle in Paradise

"Sweet, funny and superb" –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Turtle is just the right mixture of knowingness and hope; the plot is a hilarious blend of family dramas seasoned with a dollop of adventure. –Booklist, starred review

This humorous adventure effectively portrays Turtle as caught between her mother's Hollywood-inspired dreams and the very real family . . . that offer a different kind of paradise. –Publishers Weekly, starred review

This richly detailed novel was inspired by Holm's great-grandmother's stories. Readers who enjoy melodic, humorous tales of the past won't want to miss it. –School Library Journal, starred review

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Details

ISBN-10: 0593126300
ISBN-13: 9780593126301
Publisher: Random House Graphic
Publish Date: 06/29/2021
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.40" W, 0.80" H
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