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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

When Miss Lana accidentally buys a haunted inn at the Tupelo Landing town auction, Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale--opens up a paranormal division to solve the ghost's identity before the town's big 250th anniversary bash --

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ISBN 9780803736719
Barcode 9780803736719
Published 27 August 2014 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sheila, Turnage
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
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ISBN-13 9780803736719
ISBN-10 0803736711
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Dial Books for Young Readers,US
Publication Date 27 August 2014
International Publication Date 2 April 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sheila, Turnage
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 220mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 490g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Identity, Identity (Psychology), Detective and mystery stories, North Carolina, Haunted places
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 459502

Description of this Book

The eagerly anticipated followup to the Newbery honor winner and New York Times bestseller, Three Times Lucky Small towns have rules. One is, you got to stay who you are -- no matter how many murders you solve. When Miss Lana makes an Accidental Bid at the Tupelo auction and winds up the mortified owner of an old inn, she doesn't realize there's a ghost in the fine print. Naturally, Desperado Detective Agency (aka Mo and Dale) opens a paranormal division to solve the mystery of the ghost's identity. They've got to figure out who the ghost is so they can interview it for their history assignment (extra credit). But Mo and Dale start to realize that the Inn isn't the only haunted place in Tupelo Landing. People can also be haunted by their own past. As Mo and Dale handily track down the truth about the ghost (with some help from the new kid in town), they discover the truth about a great many other people, too. A laugh out loud, ghostly, Southern mystery that can be enjoyed by readers visiting Tupelo Landing for the first time, as well as those who are old friends of Mo and Dale.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize (Children's) 2015 -- Short-listed for Bluebonnet Awards 2016 -- Short-listed for Nutmeg Book Award (Intermediate) 2016
NZ Review PRAISE FOR THREE TIMES LUCKY <br> - Newbery Honor<br> - New York Times bestseller<br> - Edgar Award Finalist<br> - EB White Read-Aloud Award Honor Book<br> - 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 Reviews , starred review)<br> - Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn't put to good use. ( Publishers Weekly , starred review)<br> - Turnage's lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters. ( Booklist , starred review)<br> - The heroine of Sheila Turnage's Three Times Lucky is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door. ( Wall Street Journal )<br> - 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 )

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Author's Bio

Sheila Turnage grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina. A graduate of East Carolina University, she authored two nonfiction books and one picture book before she started writing about Mo LoBeau and Dale. Three Times Lucky is a Newbery Honor book, a New York Times bestseller, an Edgar Award Finalist, an E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor book, and was included on seven Best Book of the Year lists. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, the follow-up to Three Times Lucky, has so far garnered five starred reviews. Today Sheila lives on a farm with her husband, a smart dog, a dozen chickens, and a flock of guineas.

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