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Three Times Lucky (edition 2012)

by Sheila Turnage

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Title:Three Times Lucky
Authors:Sheila Turnage
Info:Dial (2012), Hardcover, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:children's fiction, mystery, orphans

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Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

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A great murder mystery for grades 5 and up. It keeps you guessing right to the end. Jam packed with adventure and intrigue. Very well done. ( )
  Renee.Brandon | Jul 5, 2014 |
What begins as a tale of friendship and finding family in unconventional ways twists course to become a murder/kidnapping mystery. While the story which includes domestic abuse, longing for a lost parent and natural disasters, might frighten some, the quirkiness and voice of Moses LoBeau, along with the Colonel and Turnage's other finely drawn characters, will engage and entertain readers between 8 and 12. ( )
  lps3 | Jun 20, 2014 |
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Eleven years ago in a small town in North Carolina, Moses LoBeau was adopted into a family who discovered her floating downriver after a hurricane. Now, the family she loves is threatened when a policeman comes to town asking about a murder. Moe and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth.
  KilmerMSLibrary | May 20, 2014 |
Mo LoBeau is my newest, favorite storyteller. Twelve years old and desperate to find her "Upstream Mother", she is the spunky, smart, and sassy narrator of this mystery from Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. I love her voice: she is believable, as are all the minor characters from the flinty voiced Colonel to her best friend Dale and his big brother Lavender, whom she not-so-secretly is plotting to marry when she's eighteen. Told from a place where cell phone coverage and high-speed Internet doesn't reach, this story is old-fashioned fun without any of the pretense that life is simpler in simpler times and places. No, it is every bit as nuanced and flavorful, perhaps even more so, in small-towns where everyone knows your name ... and your business.

Fans of Sharon Creech and Deborah Wiles will think they've died and gone to Heaven. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
Sheila Turnage has got some pretty amazing word-smithing going on in Three Times Lucky. Miss Mo Lebeau (named after Moses because she was found in the river) is the dynamic heroin of the story. Dale Earnhardt Johnson III (named after Dale Ernhardt Jr. and his car #3) is her adventurous best friend. She lives with the Colonel and Miss Lana. This murder mystery set in Tulepo Landing is so exciting the reader is easily sucked into the action. If ever there were a book driven by character this is it, even Tulepo Landing feels like a character. I think this is a great engaging book for young readers. I would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries, books with strong characters, or books with a unique voice. ( )
  Anna.Nash | Mar 17, 2014 |
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For my parents-Vivian Taylor Turnage and A.C. Turnage, Jr.-who taught me to love books.
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Trouble cruised into Tupelo Landing at exactly seven minutes past noon on Wednesday, the third of June, flashing a gold badge and driving a Chevy Impala the color of dirt.
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His newt, Sir Isaac, stirred in the terrarium. (p. 209)
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Mo LeBeau 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. 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, and will protect those she loves with every bit of he strong will. 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. (ARC)
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Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a caf‚e and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

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