Eleven-year-old Turtle is smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it's 1935 and money — and sometimes even dreams — is scarce. So when Turtle's mother gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn't like kids, Turtle heads off to Florida to live with relatives.
Florida's like nothing Turtle's ever seen before, though. It's full of ragtag boy cousins, family secrets to unravel... and even a little bit of fun. Before she knows what's happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of her shell. And as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways. Inspired by family stories, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm blended family lore with America's past in the original novel, now adapted into this charming graphic novel by rising star Savanna Ganucheau.