Three Times Lucky

Three Times Lucky

Audiobook CD - 2012
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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 café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.
Publisher: New York, NY : Penguin Audio, p2012
ISBN: 9781611761368
1611761360
Branch Call Number: J
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Friedman, Michal

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ingrid66
Jul 19, 2019

Rich cultural vocabulary in a Southern way. I absolutely loved this book (probably more than my pre-teens) and I explained all the "Southern" vocabulary" to them that wasn't obvious.
This is a fun story with mystery and intrigue, I really came to love Mo La Beau and wish for her to marry Lavender. (now you'll have to read/listen to the story!)

IndyPL_SteveB Nov 30, 2018

A very funny juvenile mystery with a great narrative voice. Moses LoBeau – she’s a girl, call her “Mo,” please – was washed up on the shore of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina as a baby, after a great hurricane. She was taken in by Miss Lana and the Colonel (he doesn’t know where he’s from either) who run a little diner. It’s summer and Mo calls herself a “risin’ 6th grader.” Life is mostly fun for Mo with her best friend Dale Earnhardt Johnson III and all of the odd people in the town --- all of whom seem to eat at the diner. She is in love with Dale’s older brother, Lavender (yes, there’s a story in the name), who is a 20-year old mechanic into stock car racing. (It is North Carolina, after all.) But she is also obsessed with writing journal entries to her “Upstream Mother” – the woman she imagines to have lost her in the hurricane.

Suddenly the town’s crankiest resident and worst tipper is found murdered, with Dale being the only person seen nearby at the time. Now the Colonel has disappeared and other people are missing. Can two 12 year old detectives solve the mystery and help Mo find her place in the world along the way? Great Southern characters and a charming voice for Mo bring the story to life. Perfect for reading aloud, if you can stop laughing long enough to read.

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