BOOK NAME: Turtle in Paradise
AUTHOR: Jennifer L. Holm
Welcome to the book club meeting! We’re continuing with Jennifer L.
Holm’s book Turtle in Paradise. (Holm is also the author of the Babymouse
book series.) Turtle is settling into her new life in Key West with her
Aunt Minnie and her cousins.
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In chapters four through nine, Turtle spends more time with the Diaper Gang (and meets founding member Ira), gets a free ice cream by being sneaky, meets her grandmother for the first time, and gets a job on Slow Poke’s boat, where she helps fish for sponges.
The Diaper Gang (and Turtle) get to try a plate of bollos at Soldano’s. Bollos are Cuban fritters. Have you ever tried Cuban food?
The Diaper Gang has Key West spooked with their tick-tock prank! Do you believe in ghosts?
All the members of the Diaper Gang have to be good at taking care of babies (especially changing diapers). It sounds like hard work. What do you think is the hardest part of taking care of a baby?
Here are some
words you might not have seen before. (All definitions
from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.)
Easily broken or destroyed; physically weak.
Nuzzle: To rub or push gently (as one’s face) against something.
A crowding together of many persons.
We’ll read through chapter 14 for next week. Post a comment and share your thoughts on the book so far!