The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

By Kathi Appelt

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442421059, 326pp.

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

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.

About the Author
Kathi Appelt is the author of the Newbery Honoree, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award winning, and bestselling "The Underneath" as well as the National Book Awardfinalist "The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp", "Keeper", and many picture books including "Counting Crows". She has two grown children and lives in Texas with her husband. Visit her at