Item description for The Swamp Robber (Sugar Creek Gang #1) by Paul Hutchens...
Overview A group of Christian boys living in rural Indiana in the 1940s, who call themselves the Sugar Creek Gang, discover a disguise in the woods and search for a bank robber
Publishers Description The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years. Great mysteries for kids with a message, "The Sugar Creek Gang" series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your kids will be thrilled, chilled, and inspired to grow as they follow the legendary escapades of Bill Collins, Dragonfly, and the rest of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life. The Sugar Creek Gang discovers a "disguise" hidden in a old tree. Does it belong to the bank robber hiding in the swamp? A mysterious map hidden near the tree proves to be even more exciting than the disguise. Before the adventure ends, the gang encounters the robber, helps Bill Collins welcome a new baby sister, and saves the victim of a black widow spider bite. Join the gang as they learn the lesson of "sowing and reaping."
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Studio: Moody Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.02" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 1997
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
Grade Level Middle School
Series Sugar Creek Gang
Series Number 1
ISBN 080247005X ISBN13 9780802470058
Availability 0 units.
More About Paul Hutchens
The late PAUL HUTCHENS, one of evangelical Christianity's most prolific authors, went to be with the Lord on January 23, 1977. Mr. Hutchens, an ordained Baptist minister, served as an evangelist and itinerant preacher for many years. Best known for his Sugar Creek Gang series, Hutchens was a 1927 graduate of Moody Bible Institute. He was the author of 19 adult novels, 36 books in the Sugar Creek Gang series, and several booklets for servicemen during World War II. Mr. Hutchens and his wife, Jane, were married 52 years. They had two children and four grandchildren.
Paul Hutchens currently resides in the state of Minnesota. Paul Hutchens was born in 1902.
Reviews - What do customers think about Swamp Robber?
Discipleship 101 for kids... and a whole lot more! Jan 8, 2005
I am a mom to 5 boys and our family has been hooked on the adventures of the Sugar Creek Gang for a few years now! We originally discovered the stories through an awesome set of cassette tapes. The books were dramatized for an radio series by Paul Ramseyer of Northwestern College Radio in Minnesota and our family is now a part of the ministry, helping to produce the audio series for families to enjoy at home! Do you want your children to learn gentle lessons of courage, faith & friendship on THEIR level? Do you want to see real growth in their character? The stories are fun adventures with the truth of God's plans woven skillfully throughout. See the world through the eyes of Bill Collins, a freckle-faced, firey-tempered red head. You'll enjoy Bill's antics and the barefoot fun of all the boys in the "gang"! (As a side note, I do recommend the books be read in order. They tell an ongoing story from beginning to end.) From the back of the tapes: "Step back in time... to one-room schoolhouses, hot summer days of fishing, fun and barefoot boys. Sugar Creek Gang stories engage the imagination and draw a child's heart into a living relationship with God! Hymns, scripture verses, nature lore, poetry; sensitivity toward the disabled, the oppressed... and the courage and confidence to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ." --- Just the right recipe for training up a child!
swamp robber Oct 26, 2004
this book is about a 12 year old boy that lives in a little town adn there are 5 boys that are in that town that they call there selves the sugar creek gang they like to come to a mistery of some cind and the allways do. so they were out brian him and his brother they were fishing and all the sudden they were swiming and then all the sudden a guy that just ascappeed from the jell hade been hiding in the forset and he happennd to sneek up on them and you can see if they can handel it or not if they turn him in or they all get killed read the book and find out I suddgest this book for allmost all teenagers. I personly thik that it was a great mistery book and had plenty of action and I like the sugar creek gang myself well I cant tell you a hole lot because that would give the bok away so I think it is a good book so I would just give it a try
A good story surrounded by evangelism Feb 21, 2004
On one level, "The Sugar Creek Gang" (original title) is a typical, slightly over-the-top boys' yarn of adventure. But unless the current paperbacks have been heavily edited, the books are crammed with mini-sermons and asides that cram evangelical Christianity down the reader's throat, as well as some comments that would be considered racist today. It is entirely possible to write a book that will appeal to children and present Christian values more subtly ("The Chronicles of Narnia", for example). But Hutchens is apparently not one for subtlety.
Quality Time Aug 23, 2000
This book is a great one to start off bed time reading with your kids. I have never seen a 7 year old sit still that long. It is the first time he was ever excited about going to bed. We just finished it and I am ordering the next in the series. It is a must read for anyone who wants to find a way to spend more time with their kids or wants to incourage them to read.