The kids and I LOVED listening to Swamp Robber, the first story in the Sugar Creek Gang series. Good, old fashioned, Christian values wrapped in an exciting tale interspersed with nature facts, poetry, and scripture. It’s a great way for the kids to learn more about faith and various character traits.
My daughter has read a couple of the Sugar Creek Gang books, but the rest of us are new to the stories. We’re ALL hooked! Age range of those listening: 6 (girl), 9 (boy), 13 (boy), 16 (girl), and mama. I’m guessing dad would have enjoyed them, too, but he didn’t get a chance to listen.
Each day, a couple of the kids would grab blankets and pillows, and set up camp on the floor to listen. The others colored or did something quiet. I popped the CD in my computer and listened along while working, well, sort of working, at my desk. I kept getting caught up in the story, laughing at the funny parts, and making comments here and there.
I plan to get these for Christmas presents for myself er I mean my kids. Yes, for the kids. Ahem.
The stories were written by Paul Hutchens beginning in 1939. Years later, Paul Ramseyer was inspired to dramatize the book series for radio. He read the stories straight from the original books. Now, Beloved Books has made these dramatizations available on CDs. Each CD set is $54.95 for six stories (approximately $9 per story), or you can buy the entire collection for $279.70 which breaks down to just under $47 per set or just under $8 per story. The website lists a savings of $50 when you purchase the whole collection.
Beloved Books not only carries the Sugar Creek Gang, but other wonderful sounding series such as G.A. Henty, Little Britches, All-of-a-Kind Family, and more. Audio CDs are great for sick days, difficult days, car trips, or just for fun breaks. Even better when they offer something of value.
Free MP3 and discount code!
Good news! Beloved Books is offering a free MP3 download of Swamp Robber! Enjoy this wonderful and wholesome story with your family. And since this is a review brought to you by the Gabby Moms team from Eternal Encouragement Magazine, you can also receive $12 off each CD set by using this code: Lorrie12. So check our your free MP3, and take advantage of the discount. Maybe squirrel a set away for a family Christmas gift.
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