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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise is beloved by listeners, and now they can return to this wonderful world through the eyes of Turtle's cousin, Beans.

Grown-ups lie. That's one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means "locals") in all of Key West. Not that Beans really minds. It's 1934, the middle of the Great Depression. With no jobs on the island and no money anywhere, who can really blame the grown-ups for telling a few tales? Besides, Beans isn't anyone's fool. In fact he has plans. Big plans. And the consequences might surprise even Beans himself.

©2016 Jennifer L. Holm (P)2016 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"Inspired by actual events, Holm's talent for writing historical fiction is on full display.... Interesting family and small-town dynamics further enrich this fascinating account of a young boy's life in Florida's 'Recovery Key.'" ( Booklist)
"Filled with humor, heart, and warmth; readers can only hope to hear more about the Curry clan." ( Kirkus Review)
"Period details - like keeping Sears and Roebuck catalogues handy in outhouses, 'marble mania,' people with leprosy hidden by their families, and the Shirley Temple craze - make for entertaining and illuminating historical fiction." ( Publishers Weekly)

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