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  • Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 326 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781442421059
  • 1442421053


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The true blue scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

by Appelt, Kathi, 1954-

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Call number: Y Fiction / Appelt, Kathi

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth

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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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fun story

Overall, we enjoyed the story. I appreciated the sprinklings of advanced vocabulary words. I loved how the various story lines came together in the climax. And I appreciate how Chap still got the swamp, despite his noble choice to eschew the easy way. The humor and writing style made for good read-aloud (although my son occasionally asked 'does it really say that?' in response to her parentheticals). But the quick cuts between plot lines was distracting and disconcerting (chapters average 3 pages; most chapters switch POV). It took me a while to get into it, but I'm glad we stuck it out.

And it loses another star (or half) because it doesn't include a recipe for sugar pie. What is this concoction? Is it kind of like shoo-fly pie, only fried? Or something completely imaginary?

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