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category: Children's Fiction
published: Sep 2017
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Lark and the Diamond Caper

by Natasha Deen, illustrated by Marcus Cutler

tagged: mysteries & detective stories, chapter books, humorous stories

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.

About the Authors

Natasha Deen

Award-winning author Natasha Deen has written everything from creative nonfiction to YA and adult fiction. She was the inaugural 2013 Regional Writer in Residence for the Metro Edmonton Library Federation. Natasha lives in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, visit www.natashadeen.com. Follow her on Twitter @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 www.marcuscutler.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
7 to 8
2 to 3
Reading age:
7 to 9
Editorial Reviews

"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."

— CM Magazine

"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."

— Publishers Weekly

"A lively read for young mystery enthusiasts."

— School Library Journal

"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."

— Kirkus Reviews
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