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Three Times Lucky

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Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
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Dec 31, 2013 | ISBN 9780142426050
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A Newbery Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A Best Book of the Year:
Newsday, Wall Street Journal, James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read List, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage 
An Edgar Award Nominee
An E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor book
A SIBA young adult award winner
A YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominee
A Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth
Multiple State Award Lists
Four starred reviews

Praise for Three Times Lucky

* “A wickedly awesome tale…Mo LoBeau is destined to become a standout character in children’s fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“An irresistible Southern narrator—a literary descendant of Scout Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird.”—Top 12 Children’s books of 2012, Newsday

* “Turnage’s lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters.”—Booklist, 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

Spunky and hilarious, eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau is one of my newest favorite heroines. Three Times Lucky will make everyone want to ride his or her own hurricane all the way to Tupelo Landing, just to join the fun.”—Ingrid Law, Newbery Honor-winning author of Savvy
A dandy mystery…Humor sweetens the mix, making Tupelo Landing a pleasant place to stay for a spell.”—Horn Book
“Mo’s deadpan colloquial narration is robust and often humorous…Mystery lovers and fans of titles like Di Camillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie or Klise’s Grounded will definitely want to set a spell with Mo.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“The heroine of Sheila Turnage’s Three Times Lucky is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door.”—Wall Street Journal

“This book will leave readers hoping for more books about Mo and her gang.”—School Library Journal


E. B. White Honour WINNER

Newbery Honor Book WINNER

Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Book Award WINNER 2013

SIBA Book Award WINNER 2013

Colorado Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2015

Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel NOMINEE 2013

Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award NOMINEE 2015

Georgia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE 2014

Nebraska Golden Sower Award NOMINEE 2014

Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award NOMINEE 2013

South Carolina Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2013

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award NOMINEE 2013

Washington Sasquatch Reading Program NOMINEE 2014

West Virginia Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2014

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2013

Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List SELECTION 2014

Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice SELECTION 2012

Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2013

Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Master List SELECTION 2016

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year SELECTION 2012

New York Times Bestseller SELECTION 2012

Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2012

Edgar Allen Poe Awards FINALIST

EB White Read Aloud Award (Association of Booksellers for Children) HONOR 2013

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