"-Kermit almost die!, his little brother said-
And he said i could have his marbles, but then he went and lived.
-Sorry abt that, kermit says.
Thats ok!, the little one said. -I'll get your marbles the next time you die!"
Holm was raised in Audubon, Pennsylvania with her four brothers. After graduating from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, she worked in television and later began to write. Our Only May Amelia, the story of a 12-year-old girl living in the late 19th century, inspired by a diary written by her great aunt, became her first published novel and was a 2000 Newbery Honor Book. Holm also has written a series starring Jane Peck, a young woman living in the 1850s.
About the book.
Turtle in Paradise, which is set in the Great Depression in Key West, Florida, was a 2011 Newbery Honor recipient.