Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

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A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.

Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.
 

About Sheila Turnage

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Sheila Turnage (www.sheilaturnage.com) lives in Maury, North Carolina.
 
Published May 10, 2012 by Puffin Books. 320 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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What do you get when you combine Because of Winn-Dixie's heart with the mystery and action of Holes? You get an engaging, spirit-lifting and unforgettable debut for young readers.

Apr 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Three Times Lucky

Publishers Weekly

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Eleven years ago, Mo LoBeau arrived in Tupelo Landing, N.C., a newborn baby girl washed downstream during a hurricane and rescued by “the Colonel,” a stranger who can’t remember anything about his own

Apr 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Three Times Lucky

Common Sense Media

Mo and Dale also observe other people in the town being polite and courteous and strive to follow their example, while Mo's adoptive father teaches Mo the importance of being in nature.

May 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Three Times Lucky

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... Book Review – Three TImes Lucky by Sheila Turnage narrated by Michal Friedman if you like middle grade, mysteries and the South, you'll like ...

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Kidsmomo

... Three-Times-Lucky-Book-Review Welcome to Tupelo Landing. It's only got two streets, but in Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, the arrival ...

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Project MUSE

Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE ... Sure, quirky literary small towns are a dime a dozen, but Turnage populates the fictional Tupelo Landing ...

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Bookalicious

So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.

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Book Yurt

... Book Jacket: A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in ...

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Nashville Public Library

This book for ages 10 and up was brought to my attention by my boss with the claim that she thought it was a Newbery contender (again, we are rarely able to predict or agree with past winners.) However, her claim wasn’t too far-fetched as this book is reminiscent of recent Newberry winners.

Sep 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Three Times Lucky

The Broke and the Bookish

... Title: Three Times Lucky Author: Sheila Turnage Publisher: Penguin Audio, 2012 (print available from Dial) Narrator: Michal Friedman Rating: 4 ...

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Kid Lit Frenzy

... Book Review - Three Times Lucky. Author: Sheila Turnage Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin (May 10, 2012) Read Aloud: ...

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http://bookverdict.com

All too often, books set in the rural South feature quirky characters who grow like kudzu and completely strangle the plot. Here, Turnage comes close to letting that happen but never steps over the literary vine; her strong story emerges through, rather than around, the individuals who reside in ...

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... A few weeks back I started something new on The O.W.L. What to Read Wednesday. I asked my readers to pick a book for me to read.

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