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The Law of Finders Keepers

The Law of Finders Keepers
 

Companion to: Three times lucky, The ghosts of Tupelo Landing, and The odds of getting even.

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ISBN 9780142426173
Barcode 9780142426173
Release Date 3 September 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Turnage, Sheila
Edited by Dawson, Kathy
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
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ISBN-13 9780142426173
ISBN-10 0142426172
Stock Release date is 3 September 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin Books
Release Date 3 September 2019
International Release Date 7 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Turnage, Sheila
Edited by Dawson, Kathy
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 298g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 1001216

Description of this Book

The heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries by Newbery Honor author Sheila Turnage featuring the most shocking case yet! Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detectives--Mo and Dale and Harm--are hired by Mayor Little's mother to find the pirate loot for her, and the high-stakes race for riches is on! But that's not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo LoBeau unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother--in the riskiest, scariest, and possibly richest case of her life. Will Mo find her Upstream Mother? Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard's curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine's Day? Could the stakes be any higher? Yes. With twin treasures hanging in the balance, Mo, Dale, and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good. Readers can come to this new Mo & Dale Mystery right after Three Times Lucky if they like. And don't miss the rest of the Mo & Dale Mysteries! Three Times Lucky The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Odds of Getting Even

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A SIBA Okra Pick for Best Southern-flavored Literature [A] lively cast rich with heartfelt emotion . . . wit propels this fast-paced treasure-hunt tale into a pitch-perfect delight . . . if [readers] can get through the end without welling up, they're tougher than most--it's absolutely worth the wait. --Kirkus, starred review Turnage's fine-tuned talent for storytelling is as evident as her understated, irrepressible humor and her creative ability to turn a phrase . . . The large, intergenerational cast of idiosyncratic characters enriches this first-person narrative at every turn. Amusing, dramatic, and tender. --Booklist, starred review Every volume a standout, the Mo and Dale Mysteries series ends on as high a note--just as it began. Turnage delivers, once again, a fast-paced adventure with a cast of characters who are as real as they are quirky and laugh-out-loud dialog. . . . Readers of character-driven novels filled with humor will be thrilled by this smart and sweet series, start to finish. --VOYA, 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, 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 PRAISE FOR THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING - New York Times bestseller 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, 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 A rollicking sequel. --Wall Street Journal PRAISE FOR THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN With her mix of homespun humor, well-plotted mystery, and delicious characterization . . . Turnage's tale is full of heart. --Kirkus, starred review Another rewarding adventure . . . narrated by Mo in her distinctive, imaginative voice. The writing lulls you with laughter, then occasionally blindsides you with unexpected tenderness. --Booklist, starred review Well crafted, with fast pacing; readers will gallop through the nonstop action to a satisfying conclusion. A must-read for fans of the first two volumes, and a rewarding adventure all on its own. --School Library Journal Turnage's rich voice, abundance of heart, and wicked sense of humor handle the dynamics of the town with verve . . . [A] clever, sweet, laugh-out-loud funny series. --VOYA Friendship prevails in this fine novel . . . There's a complexity to the characters, from mean-as-a-snake Macon to drop-dead-handsome Lavender, all carefully developed throughout the series, creating a terrific read. --Horn Book A rousing tale of action, adventure, and intrigue. . . . So sit back and enjoy a well-told yarn that is sure to please readers of all ages. --SLC
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sheila Turnage is from eastern North Carolina, just like Miss Moses LoBeau, the protagonist from Three Times Lucky. Her first novel for children, Three Times Lucky, is a Newbery Honor winner, a New York Times bestseller, an E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book, and an Edgar Award finalist. It has been nominated for six state awards and has been licensed in five countries. Her follow up book, The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, also a New York Times bestseller, has received five starred reviews, is a SIBA Okra Winter 14 pick, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Sheila is also the author of two nonfiction adult titles: Haunted Inns of the Southeast and Compass American Guides: North Carolina, as well as one picture book, Trout the Magnificent illustrated by Janet Stevens. Her next children's book, The Odds of Getting Even (a Mo & Dale mystery) will be available in October 2015.

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