Paperback $6.99

Yearling | Dec 27, 2011 | 224 Pages | 5-3/16 x 7-5/8 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780375836909

  • Paperback$6.99

    Yearling | Dec 27, 2011 | 224 Pages | 5-3/16 x 7-5/8 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780375836909

  • Hardcover$16.99

    Random House Books for Young Readers | May 11, 2010 | 208 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780375836886

  • Ebook$6.99

    Random House Books for Young Readers | May 11, 2010 | 208 Pages | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780375893162

  • CD$25.00

    Listening Library (Audio) | May 11, 2010 | 228 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780307738301

  • Audiobook Download$13.00

    Listening Library (Audio) | May 11, 2010 | 228 Minutes | Middle Grade (8-12) | ISBN 9780307738318

Awards

NCSS/CBC Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies WINNER

Newbery Honor Book WINNER

Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award WINNER

South Carolina Children’s Book Award SUBMITTED

ALA Notable Children’s Book NOMINEE

Bank Street Child Study Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Florida Sunshine State Book Award NOMINEE

IRA Children’s Choices NOMINEE

IRA Teachers’ Choices NOMINEE

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award NOMINEE

Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE

Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE

Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award NOMINEE

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award NOMINEE

Minnesota Maud Heart Lovelace Award NOMINEE 2014

New York State Charlotte Award NOMINEE

Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award NOMINEE

Texas Bluebonnet Master List NOMINEE

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE

California Young Reader Medal FINALIST 2014

Praise

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2010:
“Sweet, funny and superb”

Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2010:
“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.”

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly:
“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.”

Review, School Library Journal, April 2010:
“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.”

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