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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 9780803739628
Barcode 9780803739628
Published 15 September 2018 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Turnage, Sheila
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
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ISBN-13 9780803739628
ISBN-10 0803739621
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Dial Books for Young Readers,US
Publication Date 15 September 2018
International Publication Date 11 September 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Turnage, Sheila
Series Mo & Dale Mysteries
Category Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 484g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Identity, Detective and mystery stories, Pirates, North Carolina, Foundlings
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 952827

Description of this Book

Pirates, family, and the truth about Mo's Upstream Mother collide in the conclusion to the Newbery Honor winning and New York Times bestselling Three Times Lucky <p/>When the Colonel and Miss Lana share the clues about Mo's watery origins that they've been saving, it seems the time is finally right for the Desperado Detectives (aka Mo, Dale, and Harm) to tackle the mystery of Mo's Upstream Mother. It's the scariest case Mo's had by far. But before they can get started, Mayor Little's mean mother hires them to hunt in her attic for clues to Blackbeard's treasure, which could be buried right in Tupelo Landing. Turns out, the Desperados aren't the only ones looking. A professional treasure hunter named Gabe has come to town with Harm's estranged mother--and soon the race is on, even though the treasure's rumored to be cursed. As centuries- and decades-old secrets are dragged into the light, there isn't a single person in Tupelo Landing quite prepared for all that they uncover. Especially Mo. The fourth and last book in the Mo & Dale Mystery series and the long awaited conclusion to Three Times Lucky, The Law of Finders Keepers is a heartbreaking, heartwarming, honest, and hilarious adventure that you can read right after you finish Three Times Lucky.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review PRAISE FOR THREE TIMES LUCKY - Newbery Honor - New York Times bestseller - Edgar Award Finalist - EB White Read-Aloud Award Honor Book <p/> 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 <p/> Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn't put to good use. --Publishers Weekly, starred review <p/> Turnage's lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters. --Booklist, starred review <p/> The heroine of Sheila Turnage's Three Times Lucky is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door. --Wall Street Journal <p/> 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 <p/>PRAISE FOR THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING - New York Times bestseller <p/> The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again! . . . humor and action abound. --School Library Journal, starred review <p/> Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters. --Kirkus, starred review <p/> 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 <p/> 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 <p/> A rollicking sequel. --Wall Street Journal <p/>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 <p/> 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 <p/> 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 <p/> 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 <p/> 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 <p/> 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

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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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