The full 7 volume set
This intriguing and captivating series revolves around “Scout”, Tom’s German shepherd dog. When Tom names the puppy Scout, little does he know how aptly the name fits! Although the dog’s tracking ability gets him and his master into serious trouble, he also saves Tom’s life.
Tom finds himself caught up in events of World War Two. In his youthful adventurousness, Tom is forced to call on the courage and talents of his clever dog again and again. One of our most popular sets for children 8 to 14.
The Set of 7 Volumes in The Scout Series are:
One: The Secret of the Swamp
Two: The Haunted Castle
Three: The Flying Phantom
Four: The Sailing Sleuths
Five: The Treasure of Rodensteyn Castle
Six: The Mystery of the Abandoned Mill
Seven: Scout’s Distant Journey
This set provides days and days of exciting reading about the providential work of God during World War II, with faithful dog Scout at the center of the action.
About the Author
Pieter (Piet) Jongeling (1909-1985) also known by the pen name Piet Prins, was a Dutch politicain and author of numerous popular children’s books. He was a member of the Reformed Political League and of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. Jongeling worked as a journalist for the anti-revolutionary newspaper Nieuwe Provinciale Groninger Courant. In 1941, during the German occupation of The Netherlands, the publication was banned, and in 1942, Jongeling was sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Amersfoort, from which he was later transferred to another at Sachsenhausen. After his release at the close of World War II, Jongeling became editor of Nieuwe Provinciale Groninger Courant, but later left to become editor of De Vrije Kerk.
Jongeling was elected to the House of Representatives in 1963 and served until 1977. He was a passionate opponent of the legalization of abortion. He wrote numerous children’s books, always under the pen name Piet Prins, and The Scout Series are the most famous of these (known as “Snuf” in the original Dutch). Other series of his include The Four Friends and Wambu.