Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club

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Surviving adolescence is hard anywhere and five 10-year-old best friends try to survive a summer of bullies, parents with substance abuse issues, broken homes. These five try to navigate all these pitfalls in a most unexpected way. Working in the sheltered garden with Miss Dirt Turtle lays a path of “foundation” – starting with the earth around them.

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Surviving adolescence is hard anywhere and five 10-year-old best friends try to survive a summer of bullies, parents with substance abuse issues, broken homes … crime … social workers… thieves … slumlords … and poverty. These five try to navigate all these pitfalls in a most unexpected way. Working in the sheltered garden of whom they always thought was just a mean, strange old lady. A woman of very few words, Miss Dirt Turtle lays a path of “foundation” – starting with the earth around them.

What People Say

Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club made me giggle and also cry real tears. The authentically diverse cast of characters captured my heart as they morphed from wise-cracking kids to a caring and inspired group of go-getters, making this treasured tome the total package. —Book review by jv poore for Goodreads

The latch-key children in Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club could easily fall into despair in their urban-blight neighborhood surrounded by bullies and addicted kin. But watchful elders steer them toward beauty and hope, and teach them (and us) about the transforming power of kindness.—Marie Manilla, Author The Patron Saint of Ugly

The power of compassion, community and shared experience runs deep through Daniel Boyd's book - along with a surprising amount of genuine emotion and inspiration.—Robert Tinnell, Writer/Director Feast of the Seven Fishes   

Author

Daniel Boyd

Cover

Paperback

ISBN

9781951556723

Other Details

Illustrated by Hector Mexia

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Pages

88

Year Published

2021

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About the Author

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Daniel Boyd is an acclaimed filmmaker (Chillers, Strangest Dreams, Paradise Park), a two-time television regional Emmy nominee, a multi-nominated graphic novelist (Chillers I & II, CARBON, SALT, and playwright (Paradise Park the Musical, Space Preachers the Musical, Miss Dirt Turtle’s Garden Club Musical.)

A retired media studies professor at West Virginia State University, Boyd also taught around the world including in Tanzania as a three-time Fulbright scholar. He recently retired as Artist in Residence at WV State University’s Economic Development Center.