The Prairie Dog Conspiracy puts Tom Austen in the middle of a snowy mystery as he travels aboard the historic Prairie Dog Central to unravel the secret of The Golden Child. His investigation even takes him to a Ski-Doo chase beneath the Northern Lights. 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. The Prairie Dog Conspiracy 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.