The Law of Finders Keepers

The Law of Finders Keepers

eBook - 2018
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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.Readers 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
Audience: Text Difficulty 2 - Text Difficulty 3
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9781101599747
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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IndyPL_SteveB Jan 09, 2019

An outstanding children’s novel which is funny, mysterious, scary, exciting, and deeply emotional, and which is filled with the power of love. This is the fourth (and presumably final) book in the “Mo and Dale Mysteries”, which began with the Newbery Honor Book, *Three Times Lucky.* You won’t find a better series of non-fantasy books for children anywhere.

Mo is a 6th grader in the tiny town of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina. As a baby, she was found floating down the river on a signboard following a hurricane and adopted by the Colonel and Lana, who run the café that is the social center of town. Mo is obsessed to find her “Upstream Mother”, as she refers to the woman she assumes floated her down the river, and that search is a subplot for each book.

In this book, Mo has been given several new clues about her Upstream Mother and has her friends trying all kinds of research angles to find her. But at the same time a shady character has come to town, claiming to have clues that show that the pirate Blackbird’s treasure must be buried in Tupelo Landing. When these clues fit with stories from the families of other Tupelo Landing families, the treasure hunt is on.

Mo is one of the great characters of children’s literature, kind of a combination of Tom Sawyer, Scout Finch, and Tatum O’Neal’s character in the film *Paper Moon*. All of these books are great read-alouds.

Just finished reading this book and loved it. It really feels like you're part of the story. Definitely recommend it.

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