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The Scarecrow



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Beth Ferry
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The Fan Brothers

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Harper
ISBN
9780062475763

Awards and Honors
SLJ Best Books - 2019
CPL Best Books - 2019
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$16.30
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QTY
Out of stock

JLG Category

Primary Plus

All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing…

He saves the tiny baby crow.

Soon, a loving and protective bond grows between the two unlikely friends.  But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?

This tender and affectionate story reminds us of the comforting power of friendship and the joy of helping others—a tale that will inspire and delight children for generations to come.

Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9 1/4" x 11"

Dewey

E

AR

2.3: points 0.5

Lexile

AD490L

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2019

Topics

Scarecrows. Autumn. Seasons. Animals. Crows. Friendship. Stories in rhyme.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*

School Library Journal

Scarecrow has a job to do—guard the field. He’s good at his job. The animals don’t come near. His success is lonely though, until one day a baby crow falls from the sky. Scarecrow must decide whether to guard the field or take pity on the tiny lost bird. Scarecrow’s very human desire for companionship wins out as he gently nestles the baby against his straw heart, starting a journey from solitary custodian to much-loved protector. The story shows that family and friends can be found in unexpected ways and surprising places. While the lyrical text paints a lovely tale (providing examples of alliteration and rhyme), the Fan Brothers’ marvelous illustrations elevate it to something magical. It’s amazing to watch the play of emotions over a simple, painted, burlap face. It’s impossible not to feel despair, longing, and love along with Scarecrow. From the desolate paleness of winter to the pastel palette of spring, the depth of the landscapes help readers feel the changing seasons as the story moves through the year. Mostly, it feels like a wonderful celebration of fall as the glowing warmth of autumn wheat unites the story from its melancholy beginning to its jubilant conclusion. An emotionally impactful exploration of love and loneliness, this is an essential addition to any picture book collection.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Scarecrow has a job to do—guard the field. He’s good at his job. The animals don’t come near. His success is lonely though, until one day a baby crow falls from the sky. Scarecrow must decide whether to guard the field or take pity on the tiny lost bird. Scarecrow’s very human desire for companionship wins out as he gently nestles the baby against his straw heart, starting a journey from solitary custodian to much-loved protector. The story shows that family and friends can be found in unexpected ways and surprising places. While the lyrical text paints a lovely tale (providing examples of alliteration and rhyme), the Fan Brothers’ marvelous illustrations elevate it to something magical. It’s amazing to watch the play of emotions over a simple, painted, burlap face. It’s impossible not to feel despair, longing, and love along with Scarecrow. From the desolate paleness of winter to the pastel palette of spring, the depth of the landscapes help readers feel the changing seasons as the story moves through the year. Mostly, it feels like a wonderful celebration of fall as the glowing warmth of autumn wheat unites the story from its melancholy beginning to its jubilant conclusion. An emotionally impactful exploration of love and loneliness, this is an essential addition to any picture book collection.

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