Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Miss Moses LoBeau, rising sixth grader, has plans for the summer.

To hang out with her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III and his dog, Queen Elizabeth II. To help out in the eccentric café run by the Colonel and Miss Lana, who took her in 11 years ago when a hurricane washed Mo into town. To continue her lifelong search for her Upstream Mother. And to research her own life story – which so far is one big fat mystery.

Mo’s summer looks sweet. Until Detective Joe Starr shows up asking too many questions. And cranky old Mr. Jesse turns up dead. And Dale becomes the chief suspect in tiny Tupelo Landing’s first murder.  


Can Mo’s life get any worse?

Newbery Honor Winner!

New York Times Bestseller!

Yes. And it does. A kidnapping, a car crash, a bank robbery, a hurricane…  

Mo and Dale set out to clear Dale’s name, solving the mysteries of their own lives in the process.


Fortunately, Mo’s always been lucky.

“[Mo] is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door.” – The Wall Street Journal


“An irresistible narrator – a literary descendant of Scout Finch of To Kill a Mockingbird.”  Newsday, Top 12 Children’s Books of 2012


“Mo LoBeau is destined to become a stand-out character in children’s fiction.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review


MORE GREAT NEWS! Mo and Dale’s adventures are headed around the world!  Here’s Three Times Lucky in Swedish and Chinese. Go Mo and Dale!

Want signed copies of Three Times Lucky?  Here’s how to find them.

#1. Visit me in a bookstore – or check with bookstores I’ve visited to see if they have some left in stock.     

#2. Because Quail Ridge Books & Music is near my home, they keep signed copies in stock. Check their website for more information!  www.quailridgebooks.com

#3. Barnes & Noble in Greenville NC stocks signed copies too! You can reach them at 252-321-8119.