Full of Beans

Full of BeansFull of Beans
by Jennifer L. Holm
Grades 4 & up

This companion novel to Turtle in Paradise gives the back story to Beans and how he set up his infamous Diaper Gang. Beans is doing what he can to hold his family together in Key West while his father is looking for work in New Jersey. It is the Great Depression, and times are tough everywhere. Beans earns money wherever possible, crossing the line between right and wrong with varying results. He also has to put up with the “New Dealers” who are trying to fix up Key West as a vacation paradise. A fun look at a rather bleak time in US history. Give this one to your troublemakers with hearts of gold, just like Beans. Recommended for grades 4 & up.

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