The Sugar Creek Gang Series, Volumes 1-6   -     By: Paul Hutchens
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This homeschool product specifically reflects a Christian worldview. The Sugar Creek Gang Series, Volumes 1-6

Moody Publishers / 1999 / Paperback

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Sugar Creek, Indiana. Once your 8- to 11-year-olds join in the faith-building adventures of Bill Collins and the rest of the gang, they'll discover that Sugar Creek is anything but a quiet little town. This 6-book set includes The Swamp Robber, The Killer Bear, The Winter Rescue, The Lost Campers, The Chicago Adventure, and The Secret Hideout. Softcovers, from Moody.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 7 X 4 X 1/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0802469949
ISBN-13: 9780802469946
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12
Series: Sugar Creek Gang

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Publisher's Description

This set includes books 1-6 in the Sugar Creek Gang Series: The Swamp Robber, The Killer Bear, The Winter Rescue, The Lost Campers, The Chicago Adventure, and The Secret Hideout.

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.

In The Swamp Robber, 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". 

In The Killer Bear, Circus" Brown's father makes a life-changing decision at a revival meeting. Will he be able to stay on the narrow path? Back in the woods, the mean Till boys and the Sugar Creek Gang wrestle over a patch of wild strawberries. This leads to an encounter with an angry black bear. Join the gang as they learn to apply the lesson of forgiving seventy times seven in the face of great danger.

In The Winter Rescue, the last swim of the summer ends miserably for the Sugar Creek Gang when someone steals Little Jim's pet baby bear. The search for the missing bear cub takes the gang through the woods to Old Man Paddler's cabin. When winter arrives, the boys return to the cabin, where they receive a startlingsurprise. Join the gang as they discover the power of prayer.

In The Lost Campers, Bill Collins and Little Jim survive a wild ride on the flooded Sugar Creek thanks to the acrobatic efforts of their friend "Circus". When summer arrives, the gang heads to Pass Lake, Minnesota, for a camping trip. There they discover a railroad coach in the middle of a forest without any tracks, and an honest-to-goodness American Indian with beads and a war bonnet. Join the gang as the experience the meaning of being saved, both physically and spiritually.

In The Chicago Adventure, the Sugar Creek Gang's adventure to Chicago is full of ups and downs. It starts with an airplane ride over a storm. The adventure includes museum visits, rescue mission ministry, performing on the radio at Moody Bible Institute, and an elevated train ride. A fight between Jim and Bob Till lands one of them in the hospital in critical condition. Join the Gang as they learn again that the only way to heaven is through Jesus.

In The Secret Hideout, "Poetry" brings his muddy lamb into Miss Lilly's classroom, and chaos breaks out. The gang later discovers a mysterious cave with a hidden passage near the cemetery. When they spend the night in the cave, they are frightened by two very different visitors dressed in white. Could they be ghosts? Join the gang as Poetry's pet lamb provides a helpful explanation of Jesus' parable of the lost sheep.

Author Bio

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.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    sugar creek gang
    October 4, 2014
    Princess M
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    great series for kids
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sugar Creek Gang 6 pack
    October 3, 2014
    libbydaddy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Sugar Creek Gang Set Books 1-6 - eBook.
    Wonderful to be brought back to these tales. Updated and with bias seemingly removed, they are sound doctrinally and good for young boys to read for entertainment. They are NOT a replacement for sound parental teaching of our Lords Words and Instructions.
  3. Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Updated for today's readers?!!
    June 25, 2014
    Von1
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I searched the product information page very carefully. I read things like:

    have passed the test of time,

    delighting young readers for more than fifty years,

    By: Paul Hutchens

    and the whole 'Author Bio'.

    Not a thing was said, and I read it all carefully twice, about the series being 'updated for today's readers'. Imagine my disappointment, then, when we opened the package and found that splashed all over the back.

    When one buys a series one read as a children, specifically for one's own children and grand children, one wishes to know if they are actually the same books!!

    Hugely disappointed!!
  4. Dallas, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Children's series
    January 14, 2014
    Karen
    Dallas, TX
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My boys, age 6 & 8years love these books, and I enjoy them also. They are a good mix of real life boy adventures and Christian faith, struggles, and challenges. Shows the reader how to let his "light shine". Great series!!
  5. Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    My boys love this series
    January 13, 2014
    Nellie
    Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a great series. My boys ages 5, 7, and 9 are really enjoying them. They are adventurous stories with a Christian basis that keep kids and parents both happy.
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Q: How many pages per book?

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"The Swamp Robber" 128 pages; "The Killer Bear" 88 pages; "The Winter Rescue" 112 pages; "The Lost Campers" 128 pages; "The Chicago Adventure" 109 pages; "The Secret Hideout" 108 pages.

Q: Updated for today's readers? Was very disappointed to find, on opening this product, that it said 'updated for today's readers'. What does this mean??

A:

The Updates were done by the author’s daughter. When it says "updated for today's reader" it means the language has been modernized for today’s readers.

Q: Would this series work if I'm looking for a chapter book to read to my 5 year old son?

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This item is recommended for children 8-11, but it would be possible to read the book to your child a chapter at a time. It appears that the chapters are roughly 5 pages in length, so the child's attention span will not be challenged.

Q: what is the reading level for the boys series of swamp kids? where if at all is the reading level information so I can buy the appropriate books for my grandson?

A:

These books are recommended for ages 8 to 12.

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