Full Of Beans

ISBN-10: 055351038X
ISBN-13: 9780553510386
Author: Holm, Jennifer L.
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: April 2018

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 224

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 490L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General

Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise is beloved by readers, 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. Praise: "As a storyteller, Holm is superb."-- School Library Journal "Holm impressively wraps pathos with comedy."-- Booklist "Anyone interested in learning to write crowd-pleasing historical fiction for elementary school readers would be wise to study Holm's work."-- Publishers Weekly , starred review "Sweet, funny and superb."-- Kirkus Reviews , Starred Review