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The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
Children's - 3rd-7th Grade, Age 8-12 
352 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781442421080
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This irresistible tale begs to be read aloud! It unfolds as a play with delightful characters whose traits bubble to the surface during the worst of times, revealing true colors — raccoon brothers who keep their Scout pact, find courage in the face of grave danger (though a weakness for sweet, sugary pies nearly derails their plan) and bravely see a mission through for the greater good; Chap, still grieving the death of his Grandfather, chooses bravery and perseverance when it seems all hope to protect the swamp is lost (although a rattlesnake lullaby proves quite useful); and Sonny Boy Beaucoup along with his client Jaeger Stitch take center stage, showing how greed can be just plain ugly. Wild-pig earth tremors, lightning flashes, and "blinkle" stars paint expressive mood pictures, colorfully punctuated with strokes of tall-tale whim and refreshing wisdom. A rich, delightful read.
Publisher Summary
Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn joins forces with ancient Sugar Man, and raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch. A National Book Award finalist. Illustrations.
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