Gondola to Danger

A Miss Mallard Mystery

Part of QUIX
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush
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About The Book

World-famous duck-tective Miss Mallard tries to track down a missing masterpiece in this engaging Aladdin QUIX mystery.

Miss Mallard finds herself chasing a stolen masterpiece through Venice’s maze of canals while attending an opera festival.

Excerpt

Gondola to Danger 1 Art Theft!


Miss Mallard, the world-famous ducktective, was at the opera festival in Venice when the Italian police asked for her help. A priceless masterpiece had been stolen from the Doge’s Palace.

Miss Mallard hurried across the Piazza San Marco—one of the most beautiful squares in the world—to the entrance of the palace. When she got there, a pigeon handed her a note and said, “A duck wearing a mask told me to give this to you.”

Miss Mallard read the note. It said: “NEVER FEAR, EL DUCKO IS NEAR!”

“That’s nice to know,” said Miss Mallard, quacking with delight.

Once inside, Miss Mallard met the police and palace officers. Alfredo, a palace guard, carried Miss Mallard’s knitting bag, which contained her detective tools and clipping file.

About The Author

Photograph © Geert Snoeijer, Amsterdam

Robert Quackenbush, the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also has a master’s degree in social studies and a PhD in childhood education. Quackenbush’s many books include the Henry the Duck series, Detective Mole, the Miss Mallard Mystery series, Pete Pack Rat, and the Sheriff Sally Gopher series. He is the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children’s literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. He lives in New York City with his wife, Margery, director of NAAP. Their now adult son, Piet, was the inspiration for many of the author’s books when he was growing up.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Geert Snoeijer, Amsterdam

Robert Quackenbush, the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also has a master’s degree in social studies and a PhD in childhood education. Quackenbush’s many books include the Henry the Duck series, Detective Mole, the Miss Mallard Mystery series, Pete Pack Rat, and the Sheriff Sally Gopher series. He is the three-time winner of the American Flag Institute Award for outstanding contributions to children’s literature and winner of an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best juvenile mystery. He lives in New York City with his wife, Margery, director of NAAP. Their now adult son, Piet, was the inspiration for many of the author’s books when he was growing up.

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