The Swamp Robber (Sugar Creek Gang, Book 1) (Volume 1)

by Paul Hutchens

Paperback, 1997



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Moody Publishers (1997), Edition: New, 128 pages


Neither the return of Big Bob Till, Dragonfly's report that his mother saw a ghost, nor a mysterious note warning that a cave is haunted will keep the gang from spending a night alone there.

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LibraryThing member warners
Series of 36 books, good to read aloud (so you can edit on the fly), OK for independent readers of 9-10 years old
LibraryThing member jennyrosewriter
William Jasper "Bill" Collins and his five friends are growing up in a small rural town. Bill and his friend Roy "Dragonfly" Gilbert discover a hidden disguise while out fishing one summer afternoon. The next day, police report a bank robber on the loose and possibly in the area. Bill and Dragonfly get together with their Sugar Creek Gang--Little Jimmy Foote, Big Jim, Leslie "Poetry" Thompson, and Daniel "Circus" Browne--to discuss what they can do about it. Mix in a missing old man from the hills, his long-lost nephew, and the resident drunk and it adds up to quite an adventure for a group of boys, all but one under the age of twelve.

Overall, this is a fun and easy read. I realize this is a Christian book, but still I think it weighs a little heavy on the preachy side. I would recommend The Swamp Robber by Paul Hutchens to any of my friends with boys or girls ages 8-12.
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LibraryThing member briannad84
An okay book for kids, especially boys. I think my son will like these when he's older. It has a very wholesome, old-fashioned feel to it, but it does get a bit preachy. I understand they are Christian books, but it gets a bit mushy at times, at least for tody's readers I think.


Original language


Original publication date

1997 (Rev. ed)

Physical description

7 inches


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