June 30, 2013

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

cover image of The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Kathi Appelt

Sugar Man Swamp is home to two raccoons, Bingo and J'Miah, and Chap, a twelve-year-old boy whose mom owns the local café. The raccoons are concerned that a brood of feral hogs will destroy their sugarcane and Chap is worried that a local developer will turn their beloved swamp into a theme park. The raccoons decide this emergency calls for help from Sugar Man, a gigantic Big-Foot creature who has been asleep for 60 years. Finding Sugar Man and awakening him are no easy tasks. Told in folksy language from both human and animal perspectives, this tall tale is rich with history, heroes and villains. More delightful exaggeration and humorous characters from the Newbery Honor winning author of The Underneath (2009) Ages 9-11