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The tales and travels of the Sugar Creek Gang have passed the test of time, delighting young readers for more than fifty years. Great mysteries with a message, The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. Your kids will be thrilled, chilled, and inspired to grow as they follow the legendary escapades of Bill Collins, Dragonfly, and the rest of the gang and see how they struggle with the application of their Christian faith to the adventure of life.

1-The Swamp Robber

1-The Swamp Robber

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang discovers a 'disguise' hidden in a old tree. Does it belong to the bank robber hiding in the swamp? A mysterious map hidden near the tree proves to be even more exciting than the disguise. Before the adventure ends, the gang encounters the robber, helps Bill Collins welcome a new baby sister, and saves the victim of a black widow spider bite. Join the gang as they learn the lesson of 'sowing' and 'reaping.'

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

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2-Killer Bear

2-Killer Bear

by Paul Hutchens

"Circus" Brown's father makes a life-changing decision at a revival meeting. Will he be able to stay on the narrow path? Back in the woods, the mean Till boys and the Sugar Creek Gang wrestle over a patch of wild strawberries. This leads to an encounter with an angry black bear. Come along with the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn to apply the lesson of forgiving seventy times seven in the face of great danger.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 88

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

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3-Winter Rescue

3-Winter Rescue

by Paul Hutchens

The last swim of the summer ends miserably for the Sugar Creek Gang when someone steals Little Jim's pet baby bear. The search for the missing bear takes the gang through the woods to the Old Man Paddler's cabin. When winter arrives, the boys return to the cabin, where they receive a startling surprise. Join the Gang as they discover the power of prayer.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 112

Format: Paperback

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4-Lost Campers

4-Lost Campers

by Paul Hutchens

Bill Collins and Little Jim survive a wild ride on the flooded Sugar Creek thanks to the acrobatic efforts of their friend "Circus." When summer arrives, the gang heads to Pass Lake, Minnesota, for a camping trip. There they discover a railroad coach in the middle of a forest without any railroad tracks, and an honest-to-goodness Indian with beads and a war bonnet.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 128

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5-Chicago Adventure

5-Chicago Adventure

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang's adventure in Chicago is full of ups and downs, starting with an airplane ride over a storm. The whirlwind city visit includes escalator rides, museum visits, rescue mission ministry, performing on the radio at Moody Bible Institute, and an elevated train ride. A fight between Big Jim and Bob Till lands one of them in the hospital in critical condition.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 109

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6-Secret Hideout

6-Secret Hideout

by Paul Hutchens

Poetry brings his muddy lamb into Miss Lilly's classroom, and chaos breaks out. The gang later discovers a mysterious cave with a hidden passage near the cemetery. When they spend the night in the cave, they are frightened by two very different visitors dressed in white. Could they be ghosts? Watch Poetry's pet lamb provide a helpful explanation of Jesus' parable of the lost sheep.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 108

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7-The Mystery Cave

7-The Mystery Cave

by Paul Hutchens

A late night hunting trip for the Sugar Creek Gang leads to a surprising discovery. Later, old man Paddler invites them to his cabin for a sassafras tea party. An urgent knock on the door interrupts the party. Soon they find themselves knee deep in a quicksand rescue. Explore with the gang the effects of sin in one's life and the benefits of following Jesus.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 98

Format: Paperback

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8-Palm Tree Manhunt

8-Palm Tree Manhunt

by Paul Hutchens

Old Man Paddler sends the Sugar Creek Gang to a beautiful Caribbean island to find his missing twin brother. Circus and Bill find the old man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Old Man Paddler, but then they get separated from the rest of the group. A goat and a lottery ticket become the key to restoring Mr. Paddler. Discover the difference between fate and God's control of the events in our lives.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 98

Format: Paperback

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9-One Stormy Day

9-One Stormy Day

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang's school gets a new teacher - a man. And that spells trouble. When their old teacher shows up to surprise them with a midday sleigh ride, things start looking up for the boys. Until Bill Collins throws a snowball that accidently hits Mr. Black, the new teacher. Learn the importance of self-sacrifice as Little Jim offers to take Bill's punishment, even though he doesn't deserve it.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 98

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10-The Mystery Thief

10-The Mystery Thief

by Paul Hutchens

Someone knocks Bill Collins into a snowdrift and steals his suitcase when he goes to spend the night with Poetry. When the boys track the footprints in the snow they make an amazing discovery. A penmanship test helps to solve another mystery of who's been sending the mean notes received by Bill and Mr. Black. Find out with the gang how important it is to love and befriend those who hurt us.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 98

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11-Teacher Trouble

11-Teacher Trouble

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang continues to struggle with their new teacher, Mr Black. They cause some of the trouble themselves when they build a snowman that looks a lot like him and he stumbles across it. Then someone outside the gang tries to frame the Sugar Creek Gang by putting a board over the chimney at school. Learn important lessons about honesty and respect with the Sugar Creek Gang.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 98

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12-Screams in the Night

12-Screams in the Night

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang travels to Pass Lake Minnesota, where they find themselves in the middle of a mystery. Newspaper reports tell of a kidnapped girl who has not been returned even though the ransom was paid. Will they find the girl and help catch the kidnapper? Join the Sugar Creek Gang on their action-packed trip to Minnesota's lake country and learn about becoming fishers of men.

Published by: Moody

No. of pages: 98

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13-The Indian Cemetry

13-The Indian Cemetry

by Paul Hutchens

Another adventure in Minnesota's Lake Country! Could the mysterious man wandering around the Indian cemetery at night with a tackle box have anything to do with the kidnapped Ostberg girl? Or could it be the other mysterious man with dark glasses and a white boat? Discover with the Sugar Creek Gang what the Bible says about death and eternal life.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 96

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14-The Treasure Hunt

14-The Treasure Hunt

by Paul Hutchens

A mysterious note in invisible ink leads the Sugar Creek Gang on a hunt for buried treasure. Is the key to the treasure in the weathered log house, or is it in the icehouse? Will the gang have a run-in with the accomplice to the Ostberg kidnapping? Find out with the boys the terrible effects sin has on families when it has a hold on the father.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

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15-Thousand Dollar Fish

15-Thousand Dollar Fish

by Paul Hutchens

An incredible discovery in an icehouse leads to an encounter with a criminal. Will the police come quickly enough to catch the man the gang trapped? Will the gang be able to deliver an important letter from Little Tom Till's mom before it's too late?In this tale from northern Minnesota, the gang learns about several kinds of fishing, the most important being fishing for men.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 112

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16-The Haunted House

16-The Haunted House

by Paul Hutchens

Way up on a hill on Old Man Paddler's property stands an old house that many people think is haunted. A late night raccoon hunt with dogs from Circus's dad help the gang get to the bottom of the mystery. What will the boys discover in the dark attic of the haunted house? Reflect with Bill on the meaning of the Bible verse '...absent from the body...at home with the Lord.'

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 112

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17-Lost in the Blizzard

17-Lost in the Blizzard

by Paul Hutchens

The gang has several exciting encounters with a hognose snake. A new member of the gang, Middle Jim, offers amazing insights into the snake mystery. When winter arrives, Middle Jim puts the whole gang into jeopardy. Will the boys survive the night in the fierce storm? Discover the important truth of the great hymn 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.'

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 96

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18-On the Mexican Border

18-On the Mexican Border

by Paul Hutchens

The gang enjoys a mid-winter vacation on the Rio Grande River. Their adventures include fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, meeting a boy evangelist, and chasing a criminal through a grapefruit grove. Will the stowaway in their trunk make it safely across the border? Learn with the Sugar Creek Gang how precious children of all colours are in God's sight.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 94

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19-Green Tent Mystery

19-Green Tent Mystery

by Paul Hutchens

On a dark summer night the Sugar Creek Gang stumbles across a woman digging a hole in an abandoned cemetery. Investigate with the gang as they get to the bottom of the mysterious holes that keep appearing in the fields. Discover the important role that Bill Collins' little sister Charlotte Ann plays in solving the mystery. In the end, you'll discover with the gang that 'all things work together for good to them that love God.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

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20-Bull Fighter

20-Bull Fighter

by Paul Hutchens

10,080 minutes fly fast when Bill's cousin Wally and his copper-coloured dog Alexander come for a visit. Alexander manages to tangle with all kinds of wildlife from skunks and snapping turtles to a giant red bull. A late night visit from some mysterious strangers leads to a priceless gift for Wally. Come along with the Sugar Creek Gang and you'll learn that following Jesus is just as important for city boys as it is for country boys.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

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21-Timber Wolf

21-Timber Wolf

by Paul Hutchens

A winter vacation for the Sugar Creek Gang at the Snow Goose Lodge is full of surprises. Old Man Paddler's nephew Barry Boyland introduces his fianc Jeanne, and she ends up in the middle of a blizzard before the story is over. Along the way the gang goes ice fishing, checks traps, encounters a wolf, and chases a bear. This Sugar Creek Gang adventure will deepen your appreciation for nature as well as for the importance of a relationship with Jesus.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

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22-Western Adventure

22-Western Adventure

by Paul Hutchens

Hanging the imaginary horse thief Snaterpazooka in the Sugar Creek Hills leads to a real-life shoot-out in Western Adventure. The adventure includes an out-of-control campfire, a horse-killing thunderstorm, and a runaway boat. As Bill Collins faces trouble with Tom Till, he remembers the sermon about ruling your spirit and being slow to anger. Learn with Bill the importance of choosing the proper boss.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

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23-Killer Cat

23-Killer Cat

by Paul Hutchens

A savage-tempered wildcat enters Sugar Creek territory and stirs up lots of trouble. Before the adventure ends, the wildcat kills many prized animals. Bill Collins spends part of the time home alone with only God and his Savage .22 rifle to protect him. In the end, an unlikely hero saves Little Jim from certain tragedy. Follow the Sugar Creek Gang as they walk Jesus' narrow trail and try to avoid the 'rabbit trails' that tempt them away.The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 112

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24-Colarado Kidnapping

24-Colarado Kidnapping

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang heads west for the Aspen Music Festival in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. They enjoy a world class rodeo, and they even get to meet the famous rodeo cowboy Cranberry Jones. A scenic chair-lift ride leads to the solution of a missing woman mystery. Witness with the Sugar Creek Gang God's ability to turn tragedy into triumph when people surrender their lives to Him.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

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25-Ghost Dog

25-Ghost Dog

by Paul Hutchens

A fine pet funeral for the finest dog that ever lived in the Sugar Creek Gang territory kicks off this exciting adventure. But when Bill hears a mysterious dog howling in the middle of the night, he wonders if a ghost dog is roaming the woods. And later, in those same woods, strange lights in the sky cause the Gang to wonder if a UFO has come to visit. Solve these nighttime mysteries with the Sugar Creek Gang and discover the answer to this burning question: Will my pet be in heaven?

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

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26-White Boat Rescue

26-White Boat Rescue

by Paul Hutchens

The Vida Eterna fishing boat is racing up and down Sugar Creek and leaving excitement in its wake.John Fenwick, a missionary to Costa Rica, and his wife are spending a month in the new Sugar Creek missionary cabin. New rifles and fishing tackle boxes lead to some life-or-death adventures for Gang. Come along with the Sugar Creek Gang and learn the importance of swimming upstream with your life, rather than floating downstream like an old dead fish.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

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27-Brown Box Mystery

27-Brown Box Mystery

by Paul Hutchens

Two leather-jacketed motorcycle gang members ride into town and steer the Sugar Creek Gang into a dangerous adventure.Two mysterious boxes, one from Palm Tree Island and the other offering an anonymous reward, are at the heart of the mystery. Before it's solved the Gang find themselves held hostage in Old Man Paddler's cabin. Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they see the love of a father in action, the kind that will track down a son who has gone astray

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

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28-Watermelon Mystery

28-Watermelon Mystery

by Paul Hutchens

First, a grocery store robbery. Then somebody steals Bill Collins's prize watermelon. There's thievery going on near Sugar Creek! And Bill is sure that the Till boys have something to do with it!Poetry and Bill start collecting clues. They find a map of Sugar Creek territory hidden in a floating watermelon and encounter strange happenings in the middle of the night.Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn not to jump to conclusions, for some things are not as they appear

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 160

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

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29-Trapline Thief

29-Trapline Thief

by Paul Hutchens

Someone is stealing muskrats from Circus's traps. When the Sugar Creek Gang follows Circus's hunting dog, Old Jay, they discover much more than a raccoon trapped in a tree.This Indian Summer adventure includes Halloween pranks, a wild truck ride through an apple orchard, and some genuine fistfights. Everything isn't always as it appears to be on the surface as the Sugar Creek Gang learns that honesty is more than just the best policy . . . it's the way God commands us to live.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 144

Format: Paperback

Price: 4.50

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30-Blue Cow

30-Blue Cow

by Paul Hutchens

Bill and Poetry catch the biggest fish ever to swim in Sugar Creek and then are nearly run over by a stampeding blue cow. Shorty Long's fence-crossing cow brings all kinds of adventures to the Sugar Creek Gang. Bill and Shorty mix it up several times, but a crisis with Shorty's blue cow brings the two boys together.Experience the power of prayer as Bill and his mother fight to save the life of Shorty's blue cow

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 144

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31-Tree House Mystery

31-Tree House Mystery

by Paul Hutchens

A rainy day gets Bill Collins thinking, 'What the Gang needs is a tree house!' So with Poetry's family's old lawn umbrella and some elaborate thatch work, the boys create their own headquarters down by the river. Soon they discover that someone's living in their tree house! And when their guests turns out to be an African American man, prejudice rears it's ugly head within the Gang.Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn that the value of people has nothing to do with their skin colour.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 144

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32-Cemetry Vandals

32-Cemetry Vandals

by Paul Hutchens

When the boys discover filthy language painted on the bridge abutments, a hole in their rowboat, and Sarah Paddler's tombstone knocked over at the cemetery, the Sugar Creek Gang swings into action. A chase ensues when some of the gang find two of the vandals in Old Man Paddler's cabin. Can Bill Collins make it to the cave in time to trap them? See how God works everything out for good as the criminals are captured with the help of the Gang's arch enemy in The Cemetery Vandals.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 96

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33-Battle of the Bees

33-Battle of the Bees

by Paul Hutchens

What kind of trouble can Bill Collins get into when he's spending the afternoon baby-sitting his little sister, Charlotte Ann? Plenty! The Gang find themselves in the middle of a war between two of the beehives in Mr. Collins honey bee yard. A note from Old Man Paddler challenges the Sugar Creek Gang wit a riddle that reveals more than they bargained for as they uncover a trespassing boy up at his cabin in the woods. Join the Sugar Creek Gang as they learn a few lessons about loving as Jesus does.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 112

Format: Paperback

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34-Locked in the Attic

34-Locked in the Attic

by Paul Hutchens

In a battle with a wildcat, Bill Collins's cousin's dog, Alexander saved the gang but lost his own life. Now Alexander's grave is in danger of being washed away by a flash flood.In relocating Alexander's grave to Tom the Trapper's dog cemetery, the gang discovers the hideout of an escaped criminal. They're trapped! Will evil triumph over good, or will the gang be taken hostage by this dangerous man? See how God protects those who trust in Him in Locked in the Attic.

Published by: Moody Publishers

No. of pages: 96

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35-Runaway Rescue

35-Runaway Rescue

by Paul Hutchens

Bill and Poetry stumble over a lost red shoe on the way to Old Man Paddler's cabin. Not too much later they discover who it belong to - a girl who's runaway from home.But what this missing girl doesn't know is that she's been bitten by a rabid pet and will die if she doesn't get to a hospital soon!Can the gang track down the girl and get her to safety before it's too late?See how God can uses us when we help others in The Runaway Rescue.

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No. of pages: 96

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36-Case of the Missing Calf

36-Case of the Missing Calf

by Paul Hutchens

into action looking for clues. But in chasing down the culprits, Bill and Poetry end up on a wild ride in the back of the thieves' pick-up truck. What if they're discovered? How are they going to escape? Through some quick thinking and footwork, the gang not only captures the cattle rustlers but learns that giving is better than receiving.

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No. of pages: 96

Format: Paperback

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Sugar Creek Gang Set 3

Sugar Creek Gang Set 3

by Paul Hutchens

Based on Hutchens's childhood adventures around Indiana's Sugar Creek, these beloved tales have delighted preteens for over 50 years. Now your kids can enjoy the faith-building mysteries! This collection includes The Indian Cemetery, The Treasure Hunt, Thousand Dollar Fish, The Haunted House, Lost in the Blizzard, and On the Mexican Border

Published by: Moody

Format: Paperback

Price: 16.00

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Sugar Creek Set 1

Sugar Creek Set 1

by Paul Hutchens

This 6-book set includes The Swamp Robber, The Killer Bear, The Winter Rescue, The Lost Campers, The Chicago Adventure, and The Secret Hideout.

Published by: Moody

Format: Paperback

Price: 16.00

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Sugar Creek Set 2

Sugar Creek Set 2

by Paul Hutchens

The Sugar Creek Gang series chronicles the faith-building adventures of a group of fun-loving, courageous Christian boys. This set includes The Mystery Cave, Palm Tree Manhunt, One Stormy Day, The Mystery Thief, Teacher Trouble and Screams in the Night.

Published by: Moody

Format: Paperback

Price: 16.00

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