Kathi Appelt Writing Styles in The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

Kathi Appelt
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Point of View

The novel is told in the third point of view by an unknown narrator. The narrator has an omniscient view of all actions, dialogue, and thoughts occurring in the novel. The narrator begins with the focus on raccoons Bingo and J'miah as they begin their time as the Information Officers of the Swamp Scouts. The narrator often skips between the storylines of all of the other central characters. This is a key maneuver that shows the reader how the characters are connected even though there are two separate storylines occurring within the novel.There are also additional chapters where the narrator goes slightly off the subject to discuss an important yet small part of the plot. An example of this deviation is Chapter 15 where the narrator discusses the invention and proper use of Polaroid cameras. This chapter is used to allude to the fact that...

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