Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Paperback)
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.
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Reading Level: 10-12
"Completely and utterly charming! Many lovely bits, but my favorite has to be the line, "I'm a lawyer." Read the book to find out why."
"This book was given to me by my grandson, Grover, who is 10 and had already read it. I thoroughly enjoyed it! A little murder mystery, a very precocious and strong heroine, bad guys, good guys, danger, even a little romance. What's not to like? A very fun read!"
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