Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
- Reading age: 6 to 8
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.
About the authors
Marcus Cutler is a freelance children's illustrator. 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. Marcus lives in Tecumseh, Ontario.
"This is a solid and growing detective series for transitioning readers, with a dyslexic multicultural heroine—an inspiring role model for today's world."
“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.”
"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