Turtle in Paradise

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Depression-era story teaches history, meaning of family.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 9+


This is a good book for kids around third to sixth grade level. The characters are eccentric and fun to read about. Turtle is a sometimes cynical and usually funny narrator. It's also historically accurate. The thing is, it's not super "actiony." It's mostly just a bunch of kids hanging around during the summer. They do have interesting adventures, though.
age 8+


it is a intersting story about a girl and she has to go live with her aunt and get to know her cousin and uncle. also she got a job so she and her mom can live in and is better then where she used to live . It was a good no amazing no great historical fiction book.

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