The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt is an amazing book! It is one of my favorite books so far and is about two raccoon brothers named Bingo and J'miah who are trying to save the swamp they live in. Precious Sugar cane grows in the swamp. A group of terrible hogs called The Farrow Gang are going to attack. They want some sugar cane. But they will destroy the whole ecosystem that the raccoon brothers live in. Yes they will. They will do anything to get their beloved sugar cane.
The only one who can save the swamp is the Sugar Man. So, Bingo and J'miah set out to find the Sugar Man. There is only one problem. No one knows where the Sugar Man lives or how to wake him up from his deep 100-year sleep. Chaparral Brayburn, who is grandson of Audie Brayburn, has a problem too. While wild hogs are coming for sugarcane, alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch and Sonny Boy Beaucoup plan to build a Gator wrestling arena and theme park right in the area the swamp is in. They don't care about destroying the whole swamp and ecosystem for thousands of creatures. But Chap will do anything to protect the swamp. Including making a deal.
Bingo & J'miah