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Sheila Turnage, author of Three Times Lucky

A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime

John Newbery Medal 2013

The John Newbery Medal honors the author of the year's most outstanding contribution to children's literature. Presented every year since 1922, the Medal is named for 18th-century British bookseller John Newbery. Henrik Van Loon won the first Newbery Medal in 1922 for THE STORY OF MANKIND. Receiving the Newbery Medal virtually guarantees that the winning book will remain in print and on library and bookstore shelves for years to come.

December 2013

December's roundup of New in Paperback includes Newbury Honor winner THREE TIMES LUCKY by Sheila Turnage, where a girl who washed ashore a small North Carolina town 11 years ago must save the only family she's ever known from an accusatory lawman; FANCY NANCY: JUST MY LUCK!