The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

By Sheila Turnage
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.

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 Reviews", 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" * "This sequel shines." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review * "The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again!" --"School Library Journal," 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 * "We certainly hope there is more to come from the Desperado Detectives." -- "BCCB," starred review "A rollicking sequel." --"Wall Street Journal" Junior Library Guild Selection SIBA "Okra Pick" for best Southern-flavored literature "Bookpage "Most Anticipated Children's and Teens Books of 2014


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ISBN: 9780142425718

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Publisher Puffin Books
Publish date 04/28/2015
Pages 384
ISBN-13 9780142425718
ISBN-10 0142425710
Language English

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