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.
Set in 1935, when times were tough, 11-year-old Turtle's mother is fortunate enough to get a job as a housekeeper. But the woman she's working for doesn't like children, so Turtle is sent down south, to Key West and relatives she doesn't know. A tough customer, Turtle quickly falls in with a fun loving group of kids that trade babysitting for candy. Soon, she's tearing around, discovering her family, and finding unexpected treasure.
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Social Issues / Friendship, Historical / General, General
- 9-12 years
- Yearling Books
- December 27, 2011
- May 10, 2011
- Jennifer L. Holm