The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kathi Appelt

Narrated By: Kathi Appelt

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2013

Duration: 5 hours 49 minutes


Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts—a big responsibility, yes, but rest assured: they are indeed ready to shoulder this duty. You might even say they’ve been waiting for this their whole lives. Because the opportunity to serve the Sugar Man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, yes it is. And the rest of the critters in the swamp rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts.

Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn, on the other hand, is not a member of any such organization. But he does know the canebrake lullaby, and how to fry a sugar pie like nobody’s business. Plus, he loves the swamp something fierce. He’ll do anything to protect it. And if he can find a lost deSoto which may or may not contain a photo of the maybe-but-not-definitely extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker, that'll sure help.

Well, good for that. Because Jaeger Stitch just so happens to have her eye on Sugar Man Swamp. Jaeger Stitch also just so happens to be a world-class alligator wrestler. Her plans are to turn the swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park. Mind you, this is one alligator wrestler who is used to getting what she wants.

And, no, the troubles don't end there. There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all.

The Scouts are ready. All they have to do is wake up the Sugarman. Problem is, no one's been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four.

Wake up, Sugar Man! Wake up!


  • Susan Rocha

    Love this book soooooo much. Was my favorite Book that I've ever read

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