Newbery Medal Honoree: Turtle in Paradise
By Jennifer L. Holm
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2010. ISBN-10: 0375836888
Suitable for Grades 3 through 5
The story begins with 11-year-old Turtle being sent to live with unsuspecting relatives in Key West in 1935. Wise beyond her years and filled with pluck, Turtle finds her way through her treasure hunts and escapades while learning about the meaning of family, home and lost things being found.