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Full of Beans
Full of Beans | Jennifer L. Holm
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Newbery Honor Book Turtle in Paradise is beloved by readers, and now they can return to this wonderful world through the eyes of Turtles cousin Beans. Grown-ups lie. Thats 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; its 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 isnt anyones 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 Holms work. Publishers Weekly, starred review Sweet, funny and superb. Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review From the Hardcover edition.
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Lindseyraepalmx
Full of Beans | Jennifer L. Holm
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An informative historical fiction novel perfect for literature circles, following a boys life living in the FL Keys during the Great Depression.
Scott O‘Dell Award 2017
UDL- 1.3
EL- Reinforce the key ideas you present
Resource- Use this resource to further students knowledge about the significance of the fire house in the keys during the Great Depression, as shown in the text.
http://www.keywestfirehousemuseum.com/Home.php
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raqueldonna Great lit circle choice, students can easily relate to the material since it takes place in their state! 5mo
gergana08 Full of Beans is a very knowledgeable book that covers the Great Depression which is an important topic to cover in class. It‘s also based off of he Florida Keys it‘s great to teach students about the history of Florida. 5mo
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ha_kaye
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⚖️Full of Beans is a HF prequel to Jennifer Holm‘s Turtle in Paradise and won the Scott O‘dell Book Award. It is based in the Great Depression and revolves around Bean Curry who is the cousin of Turtle. Bean lives in Key West and faces two major struggles; his father left to New Jersey in hopes to find a job and a stranger came to turn his hometown into a tourist destination. #LAE3414sp19

ha_kaye Full of Beans would be best done as a RA since there are references to another time period and harder vocabulary. The link give pre reading, while reading, and post reading activities. I loved how the link had discussion questions for each of the chapters and it included class discussions and pair work. https://images.randomhouse.com/promo_image/9780553510362_3414.pdf 7mo
ha_kaye UDL principle 3.1 and EL strategy #4 are a must for Full of Beans. Students need to know what the Great Depression was, who President FDR was, what the New Deal was, and who the New Dealers were to understand the story. 7mo
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Chelsibno
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I really enjoyed this historical fiction middle grade novel. I picked it out because it‘s nominated for the William Allen White Children‘s Book Award for next year. Beans is a funny & relatable narrator. The situations he gets into are hilarious to read about. It feels like a good first book for #MiddleGradeMay

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abbylibrarian
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Really enjoyed this historical novel set in Key West during the 1930s. It was great on #audiobook! #middlegrademay

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Hushlander
Full of Beans | Jennifer L. Holm
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I'm not usually a huge fan of historical fiction, but this was great! Super-fast middle grade read set in Key West during the Great Depression. I loved how Holm showed the dire straights the town and residents were in, without being too, well, depressing. Lots of local color included too.

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Campbrarian
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Great follow up to the book Turtle in Paradise. Though set during the Depression I still think kids can relate to the characters. Glad this book came along because I really enjoyed the kids from the first book!

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Crroys
Full of Beans | Jennifer L. Holm
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And incredible companion to turtle in paradise you will smile laugh and fall in love with beans as he wanders the streets of early Key West.