Based on Hutchens's childhood adventures near Indiana's Sugar Creek, these beloved tales have delighted preteens for over 50 years. Now your kids can join in the faith-building escapades! This latest collection includes: The Ghost Dog, The White Boat Rescue, The Brown Box Mystery, The Watermelon Mystery, The Trapline Thief, and The Blue Cow. Approx. 100 pages each, six softcovers from Moody.
This set includes books 25-30 in the Sugar Creek Gang Series: The Ghost Dog, The White Boat Rescue, The Brown Box Mystery, The Watermelon Mystery, The Trapline Thief, and The Blue Cow.
In The Ghost Dog, a fine pet funeral for the finest dog that ever lived in the Sugar Creek Gang territory kicks off this exciting adventure. But when Bill hears a mysterious dog howling in the middle of the night, he wonders if a ghost dog is roaming the woods. And later, in those same woods, strange lights in the sky cause the Gang to wonder if a UFO has come to visit. Solve these nighttime mysteries with the Sugar Creek Gang and discover the answer to this burning question: Will my pet be in heaven?
In The White Boat Rescue, the Vida Eterna fishing boat is racing up and down Sugar Creek and leaving excitement in its wake. John Fenwick, a missionary to Costa Rica, and his wife are spending a month in the new Sugar Creek missionary cabin. New rifles and fishing tackle boxes lead to some life-or-death adventures for Gang. Come along with the Sugar Creek Gang and learn the importance of swimming upstream with your life, rather than floating downstream like an old, dead fish.
In The Brown Box Mystery, two leather-jacketed motorcycle gang members ride into town and steer the Sugar Creek Gang into a dangerous adventure. Two mysterious boxes, one from Palm Tree Island and the other offering an anonymous reward, are at the heart of the mystery. Before it's solved, the Gang find themselves held hostage in Old Man Paddler's cabin. Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they see the love of a father in action, the kind that will track down a son who has gone astray.
In The Watermelon Mystery, a grocery store robbery occurs. Then, somebody steals Bill Collins's prize watermelon. There's thievery going on near Sugar Creek! And Bill is sure that the Till boys have something to do with it! Poetry and Bill start collecting clues. They find a map of Sugar Creek territory hidden in a floating watermelon and encounter strange happenings in the middle of the night. Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn not to jump to conclusions, for some things are not as they appear.
In The Trapline Thief, someone is stealing muskrats from Circus's traps. When the Sugar Creek Gang follows Circus's hunting dog, Old Jay, they discover much more than a raccoon trapped in a tree. This Indian Summer adventure includes Halloween pranks, a wild truck ride through an apple orchard, and some genuine fistfights. Everything isn't always as it appears to be on the surface as the Sugar Creek Gang learns that honesty is more than just the best policy... it's the way God commands us to live.
In The Blue Cow, Bill and Poetry catch the biggest fish ever to swim in Sugar Creek and then are nearly run over by a stampeding blue cow. Shorty Long's fence-crossing cow brings all kinds of adventures to the Sugar Creek Gang. Bill and Shorty mix it up several times, but a crisis with Shorty's blue cow brings the two boys together. Experience the power of prayer as Bill and his mother fight to save the life of Shorty's blue cow.
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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