I have read this book multiple times and I really like it! This book was like a mystery. It is about these two characters Mo and Dale. When Mo was a baby, she got swept into a hurricane. Her mother tried to protect her. She did protect her but they ended up getting separated. Luckily she is found by Colonial. The people who take care of her are Colonial and Miss Lane. Miss Lane owns a cafe. Since her cafe is well known, people from all over the town come to eat there. One day a Detective comes into the cafe. He is on the hunt for a killer. He asks some questions. Surprisingly one day one of their customers is killed by the bridge. The detective now also needs to solve this case to. He thinks that these cases are related. Soon after that, Mo and Dale form the Desperado Detectives. They are suppose to solve cases. towards the end there is a big hurricane. They have to stay in for a little. After that they find the person who is guilty. I felt that this book was very interesting. It was also interesting how they solved the case. It is really interesting and I love the mystery! I recommend this to anyone!!
Three Times Lucky (Mo & Dale Mysteries)
By Sheila Turnage
|Interest Level||Reading Level||Reading A-Z||ATOS||Word Count|
|Grades 4 - 8||Grades 2 - 8||W||3.9||62217|
A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime
Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.
Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.
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I love the small town feel plus the mystery, and how the whole story feels so real, and vibrant. Try to beat this!
I really like mysteries set in a Southern time. So, Moses Lobeau, who washed up after a hurricane, is on ing with Colonel and Miss Lana.
The main character is Mo. Her full name is Moses LoBeau and she is an orphan who is raised by Miss Lana and Colonel LoBeau. She was born during a hurricane and her mother tied her to a billboard that said Cafe Prospector. At the same time, the Colonel was driving in the hurricane and crashed into a tree and lost his memories as she came in on the billboard and bonked him on the head. Miss Lana asked around about whose baby it was for eleven years and they still haven't found her. Now, Mo is eleven years old and her best friend is Dale Johnson, and she knows how to hold the cafe on her own. One day, Detective Joe Starr comes into town with Deputy Marla, looking around for the murderer of Dolph Andrews. Soon after, Jesse Tautam, a stingy customer, turns up murdered too. Mo’s parents are kidnapped and Mo now dedicates herself to solving the case and finding her parents. In this book, there are lots of new vocabulary. I also adored the time this story took place. The author beautifully wove the traits of the characters and made them lovable. I definitely would recommend this book to other middle schoolers.
I think Mo is pretty... uh weird? I mean, who thinks your teacher can't wear shorts and has no social life? But overall, this is a great book! I've read it a lot of times. I mean, though it is very action packed, Mo can be a bit DENSE sometimes so it makes me a bit frustrated. Thanks for reading!, bookworms4ever
it is awesome
I totally recommend this book it is one of my favorites. It is a very intense mystery and you will love it. I could never stop reading once I picked it up!
This book was well... OK ,it could have been a better it was probably my least favorite book I have read through Dogo Books this summer, I found it disappointing, I was hoping for a lot more excitement and adventure, I found this book dull and boring.
Mo (Moses) LeBeau is your average sixth grade girl, except 11 years ago in the worst hurricane in history and washed up in North Carolina. She has been raised by The Colonel and Miss Lana this entire time. All Mo wants is to find her upstream Mother , people in her little town are very kind and throw messages in bottles when they leave town of other little outings. But when a cranky man in town shows up dead...(murdered) Mo and her best friend Dale solve the biggest mystery yet. Great book I think a part 2 would be cool. Thanks for reading -Ajg15's Reviews