The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Author: Kathi Appelt
“Mothers and fathers, lock your doors. Pull the covers up to your chinny chin chins. Head for the hills” - because Sugar Man Swamp is in trouble!
A greedy land developer and a World Champion Gator Wrestler have hatched a nefarious plot to destroy the swamp and build a theme park on the land. Now it’s up to 12-year-old Chap Brayburn to raise enough money selling sugar pies to stop them and save the swamp his grandfather loved so much. But that’s not the only threat to the swamp. A gang of wicked feral hogs have their snouts set on eating all the swamp’s sugar cane!
Luckily, raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah – the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts – are on duty! Can they wake the legendary Sugar Man—a huge, furry Yeti-like creature – from his 60 year sleep? Wake up, Sugar Man, wake up!
Your young readers will cheer for this scrappy gang of unlikely heroes as they fight to save the natural beauty of the land they love!