Escape From Big Muddy takes Liz Austen and her friend Marie on an unforgettable road trip across Saskatchewan aboard the Manana Banana, where they encounter a deadly world of kidnapping, international smuggling, and biker gangs with murder on their minds. Appealing to children's inherent keen interest in mystery, Eric Wilson has skillfully woven accurate Canadian geographic and historic information into his writing. As such, these novels lend themselves to the integrated study of the mystery genre with Canadian geography topics in social studies, and investigation units in science. Escape From Big Muddy provides rich material for the study of setting, characterization and plot development. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.