Over the years, our family has had brief encounters with the Sugar Creek Gang by Paul Hutchens. One of my daughters discovered a Sugar Creek Gang book years ago at a library and would have loved more. Now and then we have found radio stations that played episodes of the Sugar Creek Gang but were never able to listen regularly. How excited we were when Beloved Books provided Sugar Creek Gang for TOS Crew to review!
The Sugar Creek Gang was written by Paul Hutchens starting in 1939. The audio series is a fully dramatized reading of the actual books. 36 books have become over 100 hours on 72cds for you to enjoy. While the Sugar Creek Gang was written for boys and girls, your whole family will enjoy this series. As you meet Bill, Circus, Poetry, Little Jim and the other members of the gang, you will find wholesome stories that present the Gospel and the discipleship continues throughout the stories.
Sugar Creek Gang takes you back in time…children in a one room schoolhouse, running barefoot, milking cows, pumping fresh water and fishing down at the creek. My children loved all these sweet details of the life they often pretend they live in. These wonderful stories offer more than just glimpses of days gone by; they are stories packed full of the antics of young boys and adventures they stumble in to. Shooting bears, catching robbers and camping in a cave to prove ghosts aren’t real are just a few of those exciting escapades.
While we all enjoy the fun, exciting antics of the Sugar Creek Gang, I really loved the character that you see in the members of the Sugar Creek Gang. We see friends standing beside one another when a friend is facing a difficult situation at home, helping an elderly person in need, overcoming fear to do what is right, forgiving someone who has wronged you. Having a product that illustrates so clearly godly character is such a wonderful resource.
There are 6 Volumes of the Sugar Creek Gang and we were able to enjoy Volume 1 which include: The Swamp Robber, The Killer Bear, The Winter Rescue, The Lost Campers, Chicago Adventure and The Secret Hideout. It arrived at our home just in time for a family outing that required a good bit of time in the van. Everyone enjoyed the adventures and couldn’t wait for the next story. In the following days, my son always grabbed it when he went to work with his dad as they spend a good bit of time driving. They listened to Sugar Creek Gang while washing dishes, during quiet time, at bed time and while knitting.
Interesting, funny, adventurous, talks about God are words my children used to describe the Sugar Creek Gang.
The Sugar Creek Gang Volume 1 (and the other 5 volumes) are available for purchase at $54.95 each. Although the pricing seems a bit steep for our budget, it would be worth it! We have listened to Volume 1 over and over again! You also have the option to purchase the first story, Swamp Robber, for $4.95 with free shipping to listen and see if the Sugar Creek Gang is family entertainment that you would enjoy.
You can also purchase the entire collection (all 6 volumes) for $279.70; a $50 savings!
For my readers, I have a special discount code that you can use if you decide to purchase Sugar Creek Gang. Just use Life-in-the-Tribe-20 to receive 20% off your entire purchase! Thank you, Beloved Books!
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**Disclaimer – As a member of TOS Review Crew, I received a complimentary copy of this product for the purpose of review. No compensation was made. The thoughts/opinions expressed in this post are my own.