Wise and Witty Mo LoBeau, 11-Year-Old Mystery Solver

Middle grade readers who are looking for a good book for the summer, check out Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage. This was a Newbery Honor book for 2013 and it is an excellent mystery story for readers in about fourth through seventh grades. It's also available as a book on CD, so if you have a car trip planned, take this one on the road.

The story stars 11-year-old Mo LoBeau, a wise and witty “rising sixth grader” who lives in Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. Mo was discovered as an infant washed ashore during a hurricane and has grown up with the Colonel, a restaurant owner with a mysterious past, and Miss Lana, hostess at the restaurant. When a murder occurs in her quiet town, Mo and her pals are on the case. While touching on a few serious issues such as family abuse and alcoholism, the novel is mostly light and highly entertaining. There are plenty of plot twists and turns to keep you reading. Mo has a wonderful quirky sense of humor, and when she talks about the people in her town, readers won’t be able to stop laughing. A sequel is planned.


I love this book! Mo is such a loveable character, full of fire and spit! It's a great little adventure story for kids into mysteries.

I know!! I really enjoyed this book, I hope everyone reads it!!

I really want to read this book. It sounds really interesting.

I read this to my 4th grader last December, and he proclaimed it the best book of the year. It was one of my favorites as well. He convinced his teacher to read it to the class, but then they didn't manage to finish before the end of the school year (so he gave them a quick synopsis of the major plot points).

great book
perfect for mystery lovers

This was a Tappan Top Ten Title. Interesting book. I would read the sequel if it came out, just to know what happens next.

interesting, must read



nice book

Yes! A mystery book close to my age! Well....not really, i am older than 11... lol XD

mystery and humor? sounds like a winner to me!