Marcus Cutler is a freelance children's illustrator from Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared in magazines, books, apps and more and he has worked with a variety of clients including chickaDEE Magazine, OWL Magazine, Macmillan Publishers and Parks Canada.
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
Marketing and Promotional Plans
Print and online advertising campaigns
Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade
Digital and print ARCs available
Blog and social media promotion
"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
“Young readers who are making the transition to chapter books will enjoy this novel with its appealing black and white illustrations as well as the accessible vocabulary.” - Resource Links
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