The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
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.