The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

by Kathi Appelt

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

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Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, ancient Sugar Man, and his raccoon-brother Swamp Scouts Bingo and J'miah try to save Bayou Tourterelle from feral pigs Clydine and Buzzie, greedy Sunny Boy Beaucoup, and world-class alligator wrestler and would-be land developer Jaeger Stitch.

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Sugar Man is a massive creature (a cousin of the Sasquatch) who loves tasty sugar cane and protects the swamp that bears his name — but he's been asleep for decades and the swamp is in danger from developers who want to turn it into an alligator-wrestling theme park. And not only that, there's a band of feral hogs on the loose. So it's up to raccoon brothers Bingo and J'miah, the newest members of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts, and 12-year-old Chap Brayburn to wake up Sugar Man and

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