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Three Times Lucky (edition 2012)

by Sheila Turnage

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Member:mcbisek
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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Narrated by Michal Friedman. In a small North Carolina town, Mo LoBeau and her friend Dale find themselves figuring out a murder and how to keep her guardians, the Colonel and Lana, from being implicated. Leisurely paced, just like the south which made the mystery a tad too slow-spooling for me. Friedman is top-notch at voicing young characters and bringing out the characterizations of Mo's friends and neighbors. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Middle grade book. A rapid read with a twisty murder mystery and tasty characters.
And there is a MAP of Tupelo Landing!




Wonderful performance from the audio book narrator, Michal Friedman. Sad to hear of her passing.
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  LadyBill | Jan 23, 2016 |
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  AmeliaHerring | Jan 22, 2016 |
Quirky mystery! Great examples of figurative language, especially similes. I'd like to own my own copy in order to highlight all of these great examples.
  saillergirl | Jan 18, 2016 |
Mo and her friend Dale brashly take on the investigation of a local murder. They are cheeky, and over their heads, but they and the residents of Tupelo Landing learn there's more to these two than kids playing at Private Eye. As much a revealing look at communal dynamics, the public and private, as it is about a caper, the story jolts & bounces along back roads and cafe counters as it reveals the mystery. There are significant subplots concerning domestic violence and rural/urban tensions. But the reason to read the book is for Mo's voice, coming through her pre-teen outlook, her rural upbringing, her search for her birth mother, her precocious sense of humour.

R familiar due to book reports from classmates, including MH. At one point I feared she wouldn't be interested, but in fact she was eager to start the first night, definitely grinning as we read. ( )
  elenchus | Jan 3, 2016 |
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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 cafâe and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

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