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I LOVED the Newbery honor, Three Times Lucky, and was super
thrilled to pick up this sequel, also set in Tupelo Landing. Mo LaBeau is back,
and this time she’s ghost hunting for a history project. Turnage’s signature
sense of humor is back in full narrative force (“they had about as much in
common as yes and no,”) and so is the long, and unforgettable cast of
characters. Replete with true spookiness
and paranormal activity, this book stands alone as well as in concert with
Three Times Lucky. Ages 10+
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"The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again!. . . humor and action abound."
-School Library Journal, starred review
"Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters."
-Kirkus Reviews,starred review
"Turnage's ability to create convincing characters and her colorful use of language combine to make this a fresh, droll, rewarding trip to Tupelo Landing."
-Booklist, starred review
"The budding detective has clearly taken to heart something her foster mother always emphasizes: 'All the world's a stage, sugar, so hop on up there.'"
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
PRAISE FOR THREE TIMES LUCKY - Newbery Honor
- New York Times bestseller
- Edgar Award Finalist
- EB White Read-Aloud Award Honor Book
- "What do you get when you combine Because of Winn-Dixie's heart with the mystery and action of Holes?...Mo LoBeau is destined to become a standout character in children's fiction." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
- "Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn't put to good use." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
- "Turnage's lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters." (Booklist, starred review)
- "The heroine of Sheila Turnage's "Three Times Lucky" is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door." (Wall Street Journal)
- "A literary descendant of Scout Finch of "To Kill a Mockingbird" -- Mo LoBeau announces this novel's mystery from behind the counter of the Tupelo Diner: 'There's been a murder and we're out of soup.'"(Newsday)
"A rollicking sequel."
-Wall Street Journal