Set in Key West, Florida in 1934, this prequel to Turtle in Paradise, introduces us to the Diaper Gang and their leader, Beans. With opportunities scarce and jobs hard to find, Beans is determined to do any odd jobs he can, even for the town’s known rum runner, to help out his family. When a New Dealer arrives in Key West and announces that he is in charge of revitalizing the town to make it a desired tourist attraction, Beans believes the man is nuts and can’t be believed. With elements of the 1930’s woven throughout the book, the humorous adventures of this group of youngsters and their leader will delight fans of Jennifer Holm and those just discovering her for the first time.