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Lark and the Diamond Caper
By author: Natasha Deen   Illustrated by: Marcus Cutler
Selling Points: private eye, twins, siblings, dyslexia, magic, mystery
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: Sep/19/2017
Pages: 96
Fiction Ages 7-9
Price:  $6.95
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Rookie detectives Lark and Connor Ba are back on the case! When a pair of diamond earrings goes missing from the neighborhood general store, Lark and Connor just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Carefully mining the adults for clues, the twin sleuths work together to solve the mystery.

Lark and the Diamond Caper is the second title in the Lark Ba Detective series, following Lark Holds the Key.
Publishers Weekly - September 26, 2017
"Engaging sequel to Lark Holds the Key…Lark's candid narration features crossed-out words she misspells, as well as other misunderstandings and malapropisms, that reflect her tricky relationship with language (she's dyslexic), and Cutler's digital illustrations bring the children's multicultural community to life."
CM Magazine - September 19, 2017
"Lark and the Diamond Caper combines problem solving and social development issues into an appealing, funny mystery. Young readers will be waiting for the next title in the series. Highly Recommended."
School Library Journal - July 25, 2017
"A lively read for young mystery enthusiasts."
Kirkus Reviews - July 12, 2017
"Deen's heroine reflects an underrepresented reader group and is as successful as any other lead character in early chapter books…Diamond theft is a serious crime, but Lark and Connor are organized, perceptive, and thorough, undeterred by adults who dismiss them…Lark's sparkly presence on the chapter-book shelves will be welcomed by many."

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Lark Holds the Key
SKU:  x7273
Format: Paperback

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