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Three Times Lucky

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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 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 09, 2012 – 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 past. Both are taken in by Miss Lana, owner of the Tupelo Cafe. Mo (short for Moses) loves the Colonel and Lana, but she can t curb her curiosity: isn t anybody missing a lucky newborn? Mo scratches this itch by sending messages in bottles to her Upstream Mother. Into this implausible but hilarious premise arrives an out-of-town detective, a dead body (cafe customer Mr. Jesse), a long-forgotten bank robbery, and a kidnapping. This much plot might sink a story, but Turnage makes it work. Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn t put to good use. Miss Lana s voice is the color of sunlight in maple syrup, while umors swirl around the Colonel like ink around an octopus. But it s Mo s wry humor that makes this first novel completely memorable. Boredom kills, she suggests as Mr. Jesse s cause of death. I ve had close brushes myself, during math. Ages 10 up.

Customer Reviews

Can't wait for the second book to be released!

If you like mystery, if you like adventure, and if you like to laugh, this book is for you! Wonderfully developed characters and a plot full of surprises will make this a read you won't want to put down.

Pretty good

I have read a lot of books this is a pretty good one. You will I think like it it goes 4 all age groups:)

Three Times Lucky

There is a murder and two kids are on the mystery.This book is hilarious and it will rock you!👍

Three Times Lucky
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Coming of Age
  • Published: May 10, 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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