Cable Car to Catastrophe

A Miss Mallard Mystery

Part of QUIX
Illustrated by Robert Quackenbush

About The Book

World-famous duck-tective Miss Mallard’s ski vacation is a bust when she finds herself on the tail of a bundled-up bandit in this engaging Aladdin QUIX mystery.

When the police are baffled by an eerie robbery, Miss Mallard interrupts her ski vacation in the Alps to track down a burglar who has been stealing all the ski masks!

Excerpt

Cable Car to Catastrophe 1 Stolen Jewels


On a ski holiday in the Swiss Alps, Miss Mallard, the world-famous ducktective, went to visit her nephew, Inspector Willard Widgeon of the Swiss police.

The two detectives went skiing together on Mount Catastrophe. But Miss Mallard did most of the skiing because her nephew hated the cold. He liked staying close to the fire in the lodge on the mountaintop.

“Sure you won’t join me?” asked Miss Mallard every time she started out to the slopes.

Willard just shook his head no.

“Very well,” Miss Mallard always replied. “QUACK-A-LAY-EEE-HOO!”

And off she would go again.

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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