As the author of a book titled Militant Islam Reaches America (W.W. Norton, 2002), I am amused to learn that the Christian writer Douglas Bond published a 194-page book titled Mr. Pipes Comes to America (Christian Liberty Press, 2001) a year earlier. This is one of three of his "Mr. Pipes" series – the others being Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation and Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers.
For those curious, here is a description of Mr. Pipes Comes to America:
Cultivate a love of traditional hymns in your young believers as they follow Mr. Pipes from his cozy English cottage to America! From Plymouth to Amesbury, Princeton to Boston, Mr. Pipes leads Annie and Drew on a delightful historical adventure, teaching them about the lives and music of John Eliot, Phillips Brooks, John Greenleaf Whittier, and other great hymn writers. Includes music and lyrics.
The title page and excerpts can be read at Christianbook.com. (August 9, 2004)
Mar. 22, 2009 update: Douglas Bond writes in today at "I'm the Guy."