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Orca Echoes
Lark and the Dessert Disaster
By (author): Natasha Deen Illustrated by: Marcus Cutler
9781459820678 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Apr 02, 2019
$6.95 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.63 x 0.32 in 104 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C016245 Orca Book Publishers
Someone is sabotaging the sweets . . .

Lark and Connor are judges for the annual baking contest at the community center. When they arrive, they discover that someone has destroyed a contestant's entry. And not just any contestant’s entry—Sophie's! Sophie is Lark's best friend (she just doesn't know it yet). The twin sleuths can't simply roll with it. To save the contest they'll have to take a whisk risk and start investigating the other contestants. With the timer ticking, Lark and Connor have to find the culprit before someone actually takes the cake.

Lark and the Dessert Disaster is the fourth title in the Lark Ba Detective series, following Lark Holds the Key, Lark and the Diamond Caper and Lark Takes a Bow.

Award-winning author Natasha Deen loves stories: exciting ones, scary ones and, especially, funny ones! As a kid of two countries (Guyana and Canada), she feels especially lucky because she gets a double dose of stories. When she's not working on her books or visiting schools, she spends a lot of time trying to convince her dogs and cats that she's the boss of the house.For more information, visit natashadeen.com and follow her on Twitter and Instagram @natasha_deen.

Marcus Cutler is a freelance children's illustrator from Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared in magazines, books, apps and more. Visit his website at marcuscutler.com.

Key Selling Points

Lark and Connor are judges for the Cake n’ Bakes annual baking contest at the
community center, but when they arrive they discover someone has destroyed a
contestant’s entry. With the timer ticking, Lark and Connor have to find the
culprit before someone actually takes the cake.

Lark and the Dessert Disaster is the fourth title in the Lark Ba Detective series,
following Lark Takes a Bow, Lark Holds the Key and Lark and the Diamond Caper.      

Features diverse characters: twins Lark and Connor are Korean/Swahili and Lark has dyslexia

Orca Echoes are at-level early chapters books for ages 7 to 9 with b/w illustrations       

Author Natasha Deen likes using the funny, sad, and embarrassing moments to show readers that at heart, everyone is the same

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"This is a solid and growing detective series for transitioning readers, with a dyslexic multicultural heroine—an inspiring role model for today's world." - Kirkus Reviews

"Will appeal to both young and reluctant readers…This engaging story will not only have readers wanting another Lark Ba mystery, but it might also expand their reading experience to other books in this genre. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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Across the Floor Natasha Deen 9781459809208 $9.95 CAD Aug 30, 2016

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