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The Odds of Getting Even

The Odds of Getting Even

For use in schools and libraries only. Desperado Detectives Mo Lo Beau and her best friend Dale, along with newly appointed intern, Harm Crenshaw, must take on a new case when Dale's daddy goes on the lam just before his trial is about to start.

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ISBN 9780606397919
Barcode 9780606397919
Published 4 April 2017 by Turtleback Books
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
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Author(s) By Turnage, Sheila
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
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ISBN-13 9780606397919
ISBN-10 0606397914
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Turtleback Books
Imprint Turtleback Books
Publication Date 4 April 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Edition Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
Author(s) By Turnage, Sheila
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 193mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 340g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Detective and mystery stories, North Carolina, Fathers, Mystery and detective stories, Crime
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Humor and action abound in the next Mo & Dale Mystery follow-up to the Newbery Honor winner andNew York TimesbestsellerThree Times Lucky The trial of the century has come to Tupelo Landing, NC. Mo and Dale, aka Desperado Detectives, head to court as star witnesses against Dale's daddy--confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson. Dale's nerves are jangled, but Mo, who doesn't mind getting even with Mr. Macon for hurting her loved ones, looks forward to a slam dunk conviction--if everything goes as expected.Of course nothing goes as expected. Macon Johnson sees to that. In no time flat, Macon's on the run, Tupelo Landing's in lockdown, and Dale's brother's life hangs in the balance. With Harm Crenshaw, newly appointed intern, Desperado Detectives are on the case. But it means they have to take on a tough client--one they'd never want in a million years. For everyone who's already fallen for Mo and Dale, and for anyone who's new to Tupelo Landing, The Odds of Getting Even is a heartwarming story that perfectly blends mystery and action with more serious themes about family and fathers, all without ever losing its sense of humor. * As always, Turnage's tale is full of heart and perfect for reading on a front porch. Kirkus Reviews, starred review * Another rewarding adventure . . .The writing lulls you with laughter, then occasionally blindsides you with unexpected tenderness. Booklist, starred review

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review With her mix of homespun humor, well-plotted mystery, and delicious characterization . . . Turnage's tale is full of heart. <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, 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. <i>Booklist</i>, 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. <i>School Library Journal Turnage's rich voice, abundance of heart, and wicked sense of humor handle the dynamics of the town with verve One can only hope that this is not the end of this clever, sweet, laugh-out-loud funny series. <i>VOYA</i> When Dale s father, Macon, is accused of breaking out of jail. . .Does Mo. . .follow her gut and hunt down Macon, or does she relinquish power to Dale and support his conviction that his father is innocent? Friendship prevails in this fine novel, with a number of unobtrusive acts of kindness flourishing throughout. 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. <i>Horn Book</i> 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. <i>SLC</i> PRAISE FOR <i>THREE TIMES LUCKY</i><i> </i> <b>Newbery Honor</b> <b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b> Edgar Award Finalist EB White Read-Aloud Award Honor Book What do you get when you combine <i>Because of Winn-Dixie</i>'s heart with the mystery and action of <i>Holes</i>?...Mo LoBeau is destined to become a standout character in children's fiction. <i>Kirkus Reviews, </i> starred review Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn't put to good use. <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review Turnage's lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters. <i>Booklist</i>, starred review The heroine of Sheila Turnage's Three Times Lucky is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door. <i>Wall Street Journal</i> 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.' <i>Newsday</i> PRAISE FOR <i>THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING</i> <b> <i>New York Times</i>bestseller</b> The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again!. . . humor and action abound. <i>School Library Journal</i>, starred review Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters. <i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, 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. <i>Booklist</i>, 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.' <i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review A rollicking sequel. <i>Wall Street Journal</i>

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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.

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