Author Michael Hutchinson will be appearing this October in the Vancouver Writers Festival to talk about the first book in the series, The Case of Windy Lake.
The second book of the series continues the entertaining dynamic of the Mighty Muskrats, the four cousins who solved the case of a missing archaeologist in the first book in this series.
Join these young sleuths as they explore the history of Residential Schools and the Scoops (eg the "Sixties Scoop") that saw the Canadian government take Indigenous children from their families and adopt them out to strangers.
The setting of Winnipeg enables a classic fish out of water experience as the kids try and figure out the experience of being in a big city.
Large advance copy mailing of printed galleys to relevant/key media, reviewers, librarians.
Digital galleys will be available on NetGalley and Edelweiss. With advertising to support their promotion.
Ads and promotion with Indigenous media: print, radio, online.
Ads and promotion with print media, radio, and trade and library publications, as well as coordinated social media.
How often have you read a middle grade mystery novel that had you in tears just a few pages after making you laugh? ... Missing Auntie is a good read, with an emotional punch, and I can hardly wait for the Mighty Muskrats to take their next case. - Jean Mendoza, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
Fans of Hutchinson's (Misipawistik Cree) first entry in his Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series, The Case of Windy Lake (2019), will eagerly join the crew once again while all the twists and turns one expects from a good mystery will quickly hook new readers. A compelling "urban bush" adventure that offers light and reconciliation to dark truths. - Kirkus Reviews
"(D)elivered a surprising end to the story, one that left me envious of the close family ties Chickadee and the boys enjoy. In the process, I also learned some valuable lessons about Indigenous values and beliefs, many of them uttered by elders like Grandpa." - The Montreal Gazette
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