Lark Has the Shivers

  • Illustrated By: Marcus Cutler
  • Pages:96
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:siblings, dyslexia, haunted house, pet show, twin detectives
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  • Pub Date:03/15/2022
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:530L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:N
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The summer is for sleuthing, and Lark and Connor have been served a double helping!

It's time for the annual pet fair and the twins have been hard at work teaching their dog, Max, some new tricks. But on their way to the fairgrounds, they're offered not one, but two intriguing cases.

Pets from the pet show have gone missing and their guardians are blaming each other for the disappearances. Meanwhile, Lark and Connor's frenemy, Sophie, thinks her house might be haunted and refuses to go inside. The twins split up to solve the mysteries, but can they find the vanished pets and the source of the spooky noises before the show has to start?

Lark Has the Shivers is the fifth title in the Lark Ba Detective series, following Lark and the Desert Disaster, Lark Takes a Bow, Lark and the Diamond Caper and Lark Holds the Key.

“Deen once again provides an exciting and amusing story for her readers...Emergent readers will enjoy this engaging early chapter book. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Deen continues to frankly depict Lark’s struggles with dyslexia, and the twins’ ­Korean-Kenyan heritage shines throughout the story. Cutler’s grayscale ­illustrations reflect diversity in the supporting characters.”
– School Library Journal