Three Times Lucky

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Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 312 pages
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Newbery honor winner, "New York Times" bestseller, Edgar Award Finalist, and E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book.
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 cafe owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous cafe 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.

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User Review  - Evelyn - Goodreads

lovely quirky premise, with some fascinating characters (Hello Miss Lana!). Mo is a charming and strong-willed protagonist with a distinct voice. Reminded me alot of Flavia De Luce in Alan Bradley's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

One of my favorite middle grade reads since 2010's Newbery Medal Winner When You Reach Me, Three Times Lucky is laugh out loud funny. Meet rising sixth-grader Moses LoBeau, a plucky Southern girl ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Sheila Turnage lives in Maury, North Carolina.

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