The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing

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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage is a wonderful laugh-out-loud sequel to Three Times Lucky.

The continuing adventures of 6th grader Miss Moses LoBeau and her best friend, Dale Earnhart Johnson III involve a ruin of an inn, a ghost, a moonshine still, and a history project.  These elements are woven together with lines as beautiful as “He’s wiry and tall and flows like a lullaby” and as delightful as “Stress focuses you right up until it sucks your brain dry.  Standardized testing taught me that.”

Although this Newbery contender is fine as a stand-alone, read Three Times Lucky first to understand some of the background.