Who would have thought that the tree house built near the creek would attract such an interesting visitor with roots in Sugar Creek territory? Why does the visitor have an artificial leg? What will the Sugar Creek Gang do when hateful vandals go on a rampage? Find out these things as well as the importance of the simple song "Jesus Love Me" in The Tree House Mystery. Recommended for ages 8 to 11.
A rainy day gets Bill Collins thinking, "What the Gang needs is a tree house!" So with Poetry's family's old lawn umbrella and some elaborate thatch work, the boys create their own headquarters down by the river. Soon they discover that someone's living in their tree house! And when their guests turns out to be an African American man, prejudice rears its ugly head within the Gang. Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn that the value of people has nothing to do with their skin color.
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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