The Case of Windy Lake

The Case of Windy Lake


By Michael Hutchinson


The Mighty Muskrats won’t let a mystery go unsolved!

Sam, Otter, Atim and Chickadee are four cousins growing up on the Windy Lake First Nation. They are inseparable. Knick-named the “Mighty Muskrats” for their habit of laughing, fighting, and adventuring together, each new exploit ads to their reputation. When a visiting archeologist goes missing, the cousins decide to solve the mystery of his disappearance. In the midst of community conflict, family concerns, and environmental protests, the four get busy following every lead. From their base of operations in a fort made out of an old school bus, the Mighty Muskrats won’t let anything stop them from solving their case!

Book 1 in A Mighty Muskrat Mystery series


About the Author

Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. He currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he works with organizations that advocate for First Nation families in Manitoba and across Canada. He wrote this book to instill pride in Indigenous youth and educate others about First Nation communities, beliefs and opinions.

Product Information

  • Release: March 18, 2019

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 160 Pages

  • Children's Fiction

  • 7.5 x 5.25

  • Ages 9-12 / Grades 4-7

  • ISBN: 9781772600858


  • Environment
    > Protection

  • Civil Rights

  • Indigenous
    >Rights to Land
    >Rights to Natural Resources
    >Protection of cultural ceremonies