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The Scarecrow and His Servant

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Publisher Comments:

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise — and comes to life.

So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers — battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands — he never realizes he's being followed by the one family who desperately wishes he'd never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?

Review:

"Lightweight for Pullman, but witty, affectionate and fun." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Pullman's clever employment of fairy-tale conventions, his superb use of language, and his engaging dialogue make it a wholly satisfying yarn of ridiculous proportions." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise-and comes to life.

So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers-battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands-he never realizes hes being followed by the one family who desperately wishes hed never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England and was brought up in Rhodesia, Australia, London and Wales. Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a degree in English, and has taught middle school at Westminter College. He is the author of many highly-acclaimed books for young readers, from contemporary fiction to Victorian thrillers, and has written plays and picture books for readers of all ages. Philip currently lives in Oxford with his wife, Judith, and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440421306
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Illustrator:
Bailey, Peter
Author:
illustrated by Peter Bailey
Author:
Bailey, Peter
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW SPOT ART
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.63x5.27x.61 in. .37 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 240 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440421306 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Lightweight for Pullman, but witty, affectionate and fun."
"Review" by , "Pullman's clever employment of fairy-tale conventions, his superb use of language, and his engaging dialogue make it a wholly satisfying yarn of ridiculous proportions."
"Synopsis" by , A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise-and comes to life.

So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers-battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands-he never realizes hes being followed by the one family who desperately wishes hed never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?

From the Hardcover edition.

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