The Case of the Rigged Race
The Mighty Muskrats are back with a chilly new mystery!
Windy Lake First Nation is hosting the annual Trappers Festival, and the four Mighty Muskrats are excited about the sled-dog races and the chance to visit with family and friends from far and wide. But during the Teen Sled Race, the lead dog is the victim of a frightening accident that may be more than it seems.
Between mysterious strangers seen lurking by the trail and a loud group of animal rights protestors, the Muskrats have a lot of suspects. Despite the chill of winter, the case is heating up for Sam, Otter, Atim, and Chickadee!
Praise & Recognition
"The best feature of these books is the delightfully natural quality of the Muskrat characters. In both dialogue and action they come across as loyal, intelligent, funny and extremely realistic."The Winnipeg Free Press
"What an adventure they have, finding themselves in many dangerous situations with many supporters offering help.... A great mystery to help us build our curious minds. Kids can make a difference."Goodminds
The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens, Junior & Intermediate Fiction 2023
Forest of Reading Award, Silver Birch 2024 - Nominated
Publication Date: September 20, 2022
Reading Age: 9 - 12
Genre: Children's Fiction, Middle Grade
Product Format: Paperback
About the Author
Michael Hutchinson is Swampy Cree from the Treaty 5 area and a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. He wrote the Mighty Muskrats Mystery series to educate young Canadians, build pride in First Nation and impoverished youth, and create a better Canadian and First Nations relationship.
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