|Dig to disaster (Miss Mallard mystery)|
Author: Quackenbush, Robert
When the terrifying headless demon of Kimbu Tacka threatens an archaeological expedition in the South American jungle, Miss Mallard uses her detective skills to unravel the clues and uncover the true villain.
School Library Journal (04/01/18)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 Gr 1–3—This latest installment is a humorous adventure that is sure to engage young readers. Miss Mallard is back on the detective trail in a mystery that explores "Kimbu Tacka," an ancient undiscovered temple. Along with her fellow tourists, she hopes to find the temple, but is thrown off track by the legend of "The Headless Demon." The group narrowly escapes numerous pitfalls, all while gathering clues. Miss Mallard and her friends must survive the demon and uncover his true form. The text features are what really stand out in this beginning chapter book, including a "Cast of Characters" and glossary. VERDICT A solid mystery/adventure for readers who are just starting to advance into chapter books. Kids who enjoy Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" or Cynthia Rylant's "Henry & Mudge" series will enjoy Miss Mallard's high jinks.—Elizabeth Pelayo, St. Charles East High School, IL - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.