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A Miss Mallard Mystery

Part of QUIX
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush

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About The Book

World-famous duck-tective Miss Mallard encounters a supposed psychic in Hong Kong in this engaging Aladdin QUIX mystery.

When Miss Mallard visits Hong Kong, she encounters Marshall Gadwall, a retired English military duck, who seems to have the power to predict disasters. His predictions always come true, but as Miss Mallard examines the evidence, she finds someone’s story doesn’t add up.

Excerpt

Chapter 1: Dragon Festival 1 Dragon Festival


All of Hong Kong was celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival. Boat-racing teams had come from every corner, all over the world.

It was a sight to see!

On one street, a Dragon Dance went weaving back and forth through the crowd. Suddenly, a rickshaw raced ahead of the dragon.

“Lee Duck!” cried Miss Mallard, the world-famous ducktective. “Please slow down! You’re going much too fast! How can I see the sights of Hong Kong at this speed?”

“Sorry,” said Lee Duck.

Lee Duck quickly turned a corner onto a quieter street. At the same moment, someone stepped off the sidewalk and was knocked down by the rickshaw.

About The Author

Photograph © Geert Snoeijer, Amsterdam

Robert Quackenbush (1929–2021), the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, was a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also had 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 was 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 lived 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 (1929–2021), the author and illustrator of more than two hundred books for young readers, was a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and also had 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 was 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 lived 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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (September 20, 2022)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534413184
  • Ages: 5 - 8

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