Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky

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.

Title:Three Times Lucky
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780803736702
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  • Sps

    There are things precocious children say, there are things quaint children say, and then there are things that children's literature authors make up which even the quaintest and most precocious child ...

  • Betsy

    The Southern Girl Novel. It’s pretty much a genre in and of itself in the children’s literary world. Some years produce more of them than others but they all tend to follow the same format. Sleepy...

  • Laurel

    It's got drinking and cussing and bad parenting and neglect and murder and child labor. It's also perfect. Every word counts. We need more books like this....

  • Alison

    I loved, loved, LOVED this book. It's a sensational, highly memorable debut novel -- one I enjoyed so much that I didn't want the book to end! I can't WAIT to see what Sheila Turnage writes next....

  • Manybooks

    When I am reading a first person narrative piece of literature (and in particular, when I am reading prose), first and foremost and with neither exceptions nor ifs, ands or buts generally accepted and...

  • Jonathan Peto

    Somehow the story did not come together for me, despite many strengths. I’m not even sure I want to speculate what went wrong because it may just come down to individual tastes, individual reactions...

  • Chelsea

    This is one of those series where I feel slightly apprehensive calling it one of my favorites of all time. I adore it so much, but it’s somewhat silly and young and so much more optimistic than the ...

  • Destinee Sutton

    Mo LoBeau is a rising sixth-grader in the tiny town of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. She's a slick talking girl whose best friend is a boy named Dale Earnhardt Johnson III. Mo lives with adoptive pa...

  • vic (indefinite hiatus)

    let's just say that i didn't enjoy this. honestly, the plot didn't appeal to me, it didn't draw me in. most of the events were pretty out of sync and a bit of a mess for me??? it's probably my brain h...

  • Hilary

    Trouble drove into Tupelo Landing in the form of a Chevy Impala and a man named Detective Starr. Mo Lebeau's own detective skills and power of deduction know that car and it's driver are trouble the m...