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The Case of the Missing Auntie

A middle-grade book by Michael Hutchinson.

Michael Hutchinson

In the bright lights of the big city, the Mighty Muskrats search for an auntie lost long ago. The Mighty Muskrats are off to the city to have fun at the Exhibition Fair. But when Chickadee learns about Grandpa's little sister, who was scooped up by the government and adopted out to strangers without her parents' permission many years ago, the Mighty Muskrats have a new mystery to solve.

Once in the bright lights of the big city, the cousins get distracted, face off with bullies, meet some heroes and unlikely teachers, and learn many of the difficulties of life in the city, as well as hard truths about their country's treatment of First Nations people. (From Second Story Press)

Michael Hutchinson is a novelist and member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. He currently lives in Ottawa and works at the Assembly of First Nations. He is the author of The Case of Windy Lake.

Interviews with Michael Hutchinson

It’s been called an "Indigenous spin" on the classic Hardy Boys series — and though he’s only released the first novel, Michael Hutchinson is hopeful it can live up to the comparison. 6:52
Michael Hutchinson talks about his Mighty Muskrats Mystery series for middle grade readers. 3:44

 

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