The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing
By Shelia Turnage
Holland, Ohio: Kathy Dawson Books.
Dreamscape Audio Book.
Grades 5 and up.
Okay so during the summer I have 2 or 3 books going at a time. In my car I was listening to The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing. What a fun book to listen to—Lauren Fortgang has just enough of a southern drawl to pull you into this fun adventure and make it southern believable! Apparently, this is a sequel to; Three Times Lucky, which I did not read but should have because it was a Newbery Honor winner! This book does a great job of standing on its own—so no first novel necessary!
In this tiny town not much happens until the old Tupelo Inn goes up for auction. Miss Lana accidentally bids on the inn—and gets it. She gets the old inn, and in very fine print, she gets the ghost too! Mo and Dale, two 6th graders who run their own detective agency, decide they are going to find out who the ghost is and interview it for a history project—or at least try! A big part of their grade depends on this interview!
Well the ghost in the inn shows up as a pink mist with a rosemary smell but as you read the book that is not the only kind of a ghost in Tupelo—many residents have things that “haunt” them and Mo, Dale and the new boy, Harm scare up a good deal of commotion in that sleepy little town.
Delightful characters, laugh out loud humor and mystery (mysteries) solved.
Book # 4 in Mrs. Reiber’s Summer Book challenge!