The Law of Finders Keepers by Sheila Turnage audiobook

The Law of Finders Keepers

By Sheila Turnage
Read by Lauren Fortgang

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The Mo & Dale Mysteries Series: Book 4

9.27 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525530251

The heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries by Newbery Honor author Sheila Turnage featuring the most shocking case yet! Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detectives--Mo and Dale and Harm--are hired by Mayor Little's mother to find the pirate loot for her, and the high-stakes race for riches is on!  But that's not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo LoBeau unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother--in the riskiest, scariest, and possibly richest case of her life.  Will Mo find her Upstream Mother? Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard's curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine's Day?    Could the stakes be any higher? Yes. With twin treasures hanging in the balance, Mo, Dale, and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good. Listeners can come to this new Mo & Dale Mystery right after Three Times Lucky if they like. And don't miss the rest of the Mo & Dale Mysteries! Three Times Lucky The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Odds of Getting Even

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Summary

Summary

A SIBA Okra Pick for Best Southern-Based Fiction

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The heart-warming conclusion to the beloved Mo & Dale Mysteries by Newbery Honor author Sheila Turnage featuring the most shocking case yet! Pirate fever sweeps through the town after an opportunistic treasure hunter shows up looking to lay claim to Blackbeard's lost gold buried somewhere in Tupelo Landing. When the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detectives--Mo and Dale and Harm--are hired by Mayor Little's mother to find the pirate loot for her, and the high-stakes race for riches is on!  But that's not the only treasure hunt in town. Mo LoBeau unearths shocking new clues that may lead to her long-lost Upstream Mother--in the riskiest, scariest, and possibly richest case of her life.  Will Mo find her Upstream Mother? Can the Desperados sidestep Blackbeard's curse and outsmart a professional treasure hunter? Will Dale faint under the pressure of Valentine's Day?    Could the stakes be any higher? Yes. With twin treasures hanging in the balance, Mo, Dale, and Harm realize one of them may have to leave Tupelo Landing. For good. Listeners can come to this new Mo & Dale Mystery right after Three Times Lucky if they like. And don't miss the rest of the Mo & Dale Mysteries! Three Times Lucky The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing The Odds of Getting Even

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With her mix of homespun humor, well-plotted mystery, and delicious characterization . . . Turnage's tale is full of heart. Kirkus, starred review
A rollicking sequel. Wall Street Journal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Just as its predecessor did, this sequel shines thanks to Turnage's deft, lyrical language and engaging characters. Kirkus, starred review
The perspicacious Mo LoBeau is at it again! . . . humor and action abound. School Library Journal, starred review
“Every volume a standout, the Mo and Dale Mysteries series ends on as high a note—just as it began. Turnage delivers, once again, a fast-paced adventure with a cast of characters who are as real as they are quirky and laugh-out-loud dialog. . . . Readers of character-driven novels filled with humor will be thrilled by this smart and sweet series, start to finish. VOYA, starred review
Turnage’s fine-tuned talent for storytelling is as evident as her understated, irrepressible humor and her creative ability to turn a phrase . . . The large, intergenerational cast of idiosyncratic characters enriches this first-person narrative at every turn. Amusing, dramatic, and tender. Booklist, starred review
[A] lively cast rich with heartfelt emotion . . . wit propels this fast-paced treasure-hunt tale into a pitch-perfect delight . . . if [readers] can get through the end without welling up, they're tougher than most—it's absolutely worth the wait. Kirkus, starred review
A SIBA "Okra Pick" for Best Southern-flavored Literature
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
Here is a writer who has never met a metaphor or simile she couldn't put to good use. Publishers Weekly, starred review
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.'
The heroine of Sheila Turnage's "Three Times Lucky" is so plucky that young readers may wish she lived next door. Wall Street Journal
Turnage's lively novel features a distinctive voice and a community of idiosyncratic characters. Booklist, starred review
“Narrator Lauren Fortgang’s varied accents and voices give even more personality to Turnage’s cast of zany, lovable characters in this final book in the Tupelo Landing series…Fortgang infuses each character with heartfelt emotion and lively Southern charm, making this a pitch-perfect delight for listeners new to the series and old fans alike. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Sheila Turnage

Author Bio: Sheila Turnage

Sheila Turnage lives on a farm in North Carolina with her husband, a blind dog, and an ill-tempered cat. A native North Carolinian, she’s spent most of her life surrounded by the poetry and humor of rural Carolina. She writes books, articles, and poems and enjoys writing about the South in general. Her books include Compass American Guides: North Carolina and Haunted Inns of the Southeast.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.27
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English