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The Mighty Muskrats won’t let a mystery go unsolved!
Cousins Sam, Otter, Atim and Chickadee are known as the Mighty Muskrats of Windy Lake First Nation. When an archaeologist goes missing, they investigate his disappearance amidst increasingly heated environmental protests. The Case of Windy Lake, written for readers aged 8 to 12, is the first book by Michael Hutchinson, who is a member of Misipawistik Cree Nation and press secretary for the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.
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From the Quill & Quire review:
"In the midst of weaving a satisfying whodunit, Hutchinson also evokes Indigenous culture. The Muskrats consult different elders in the community for information and guidance; they view knowledge as a gift to be earned; and they watch their adult cousin, Denice, undergo a gruelling spiritual quest while protesting the local mining company. This all works in perfect harmony with the Muskrats’ goal of cracking their case. Hutchinson shows the young detectives relying on, and valuing, the problem-solving they do with their elders and their community; there is no half-baked attempt at getting the adults out of the way, nor are the children imbued with skills, knowledge, or access that pushes the boundaries of reality to bring about a resolution. The Muskrats feel like the kind of real kids that have been missing in children’s books for quite some time."