This set includes books 13-18 in the Sugar Creek Gang Series: The Indian Cemetery, The Treasure Hunt, The Thousand Dollar Fish, The Haunted House, Lost in the Blizzard, and On the Mexican Border.
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 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 and see how they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life.
In The Indian Cemetery, it's another adventure in Minnesota's Lake Country! Could the mysterious man wandering around the Indian cemetery at night with a tackle box have anything to do with the kidnapped Ostberg girl? Or could it be the other mysterious man with dark glasses and a white boat? Discover with the Sugar Creek Gang what the Bible says about death and eternal life.
In The Treasure Hunt, a mysterious note in invisible ink leads the Sugar Creek Gang on a hunt for buried treasure. Is the key to the treasure in the weathered log house, or is it in the icehouse? Will the gang have a run-in with the accomplice to the Ostberg kidnapping? Find out with the boys the terrible effects sin has on families when it has a hold on the father.
In The Thousand Dollar Fish, an incredible discovery in an icehouse leads to an encounter with a criminal. Will the police come quickly enough to catch the man the gang trapped? Will the gang be able to deliver an important letter from Little Tom Till's mom before it's too late? In this tale from northern Minnesota, the gang learns about several kinds of fishing, the most important being fishing for men.
In The Haunted House, way up on a hill on Old Man Paddler's property stands an old house that many people think is haunted. A late night raccoon hunt with dogs from Circus's dad help the gang get to the bottom of the mystery. What will the boys discover in the dark attic of the haunted house? Reflect with Bill on the meaning of the Bible verse "... absent from the body... at home with the Lord".
In Lost in the Blizzard, the gang has several exciting encounters with a hognose snake. A new member of the gang, Middle Jim, offers amazing insights into the snake mystery. When winter arrives, Middle Jim puts the whole gang in jeopardy. Will the boys survive the night in the fierce storm? Discover the important truth of the great hymn "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God".
In On the Mexican Border, the gang enjoys a mid-winter vacation on the Rio Grande River. Their adventures include fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, meeting a boy evangelist, and chasing a criminal through a grapefruit grove. Will the stowaway in their trunk make it safely across the border? Learn with the Sugar Creek Gang how precious children of all colors are in God's sight.
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.