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First a grocery store robbery. Then somebody steals Bill Collins' 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 a strange woman sitting in a rowboat in the middle of the night. Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn not to jump to conclusions for somethings are not as they appear. Recommended for ages 8 to 11.
What do a stolen watermelon and a grocery store robbery have in common? You'll have to read The Watermelon Mystery to find out. First, Bill and Poetry discover somebody's watermelon in their favorite spring. Next, they spot a thief in the Collins' melon patch. And then there's that mysterious rowboat on Sugar Creek in the middle of the night. Tracking down a mystery requires courage and conviction on the part of the Sugar Creek Gang. Before the mystery is solved, the boys learn the importance of forgiving those who have sinned against us.
The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. These classic stories have been inspiring children to grow in their faith for more than five decades. More than three million copies later, children continue to grow up relating to members of the gang as they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life.
Now that these stories have been updated for a new generation, you and your child can join in the Sugar Creek excitement.
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.