Full of Beans (Hardcover)

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In this heartwarming, 1930’s Depression story, times are tough, and 10-year-old Beans Curry will do almost anything to earn a dime.   When Key West is descended upon by men wanting to turn the town into a tourist destination, Beans is against the idea, until tragedy hits and he realizes this is not such a bad idea after all. Fun read! Ages 8-12

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Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award
Five Starred Reviews
A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016

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.

Return to the wonderful world of Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise through the eyes of Turtle's cousin Beans

"A surprising coming-of-age story with a remarkably honest message." --The New York Times

" Holm] captures this colorful slice of Depression history with her usual vivacious wit. . . . Children will love Beans." --Shelf Awareness, Starred

"A novel as entertaining as the motion pictures Beans] loves to see."--The Horn Book Magazine, Starred

"Inspired by actual events, Holm's talent for writing historical fiction is on full display. . . . Interesting family and small-town dynamics further enrich this fascinating account of a young boy's life in Florida's 'Recovery Key.'" --Booklist, Starred

"Filled with humor, heart, and warmth." --Kirkus Review, Starred

"Entertaining and illuminating historical fiction." --Publishers Weekly, Starred.

About the Author


JENNIFER L. HOLM is the New York Times bestselling author of The Fourteenth Goldfish and three Newbery Honor Books, as well as the co-creator of the Babymouse and Squish series, which she collaborates on with her brother Matthew Holm.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553510362
ISBN-10: 0553510363
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English

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