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2011 Newbery Medal and Honor awards: here are the winners

- Daisy Alioto, Monitor contributor

2. Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm

"Turtle in Paradise," by Jennifer L. Holm (ages 9-12, Random House Children's Books, 208 pp.) is a 2011 Newbery Honor book. Arriving in Key West in 1935, 11- year-old Turtle seeks a home she’s never known (and some buried treasure too!) Based on Holm’s old family stories, this narrative highlights the humor and hope characteristic of a child in a strange new place.


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