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  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2021

Up the Creek Canadian Title

By Natalie Hyde   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443175746 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.034" x 7.750" | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443175753 Ebook
240 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

Has Chris Dearing finally broken his family’s run of bad luck? Find out in this hilarious, high-stakes companion to Mine!

Chris Dearing is positive his family’s long streak of bad luck is finally over. Sure, he’s thought that before, but this time is different. He’s reclaimed his grandfather’s land in the Yukon — the land his granddad swore was full of gold. Now Chris just has to wait for his father to get out of jail so they can start mining their family fortune.

But things get complicated quickly. His dad’s new “business partners” seem more like crooks. Child Protective Services is getting in the way. And then Chris learns that his grandfather may not have been 100 percent truthful about where his gold actually came from. With his best friend by his side and an angry guard goose hot on his tail, can Chris hatch a plan to break the Dearing curse once and for all?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Mine!:

Shortlisted, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2019

Shortlisted, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers’ Choice), 2018

Commended, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, 2018

Mine! has a quick-paced plot, with enough twists and turns to keep readers turning pages, and it will appeal to strong readers of all genders in its target age bracket.”— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“With twists and turns, literally and figuratively, and hopes dashed, raised and dashed again, author Natalie Hyde brings her customary light touch to this adventure.” — Canadian Children’s Book News