Feathertop: Based on the Tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Bantam Doubleday Dell, Aug 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Long ago in New England, a powerful witch made a scarecrow from a collection of old scraps. The witch was so pleased with her creation that she decided to bring it to life. With a puff of magic smoke, the scarecrow was transformed into a handsome young man and christened Feathertop. The mischievous witch then sent Feathertop off to woo the beautiful Polly Gookin, and soon Feathertop and Polly were deeply in love. But Feathertop was, after all, merely a patchwork of sticks and witchcraft. Only the magic of love could make him truly human.

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User Review  - Whitney Zollman - Goodreads

Very cute book about Nathaniel Hawthorne. Great illustrations and a great book for Halloween. Read full review

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User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

A woman conjures up a scarecrow for her garden, but decides to use the fellow to seek revenge on someone who had judged her magical ways. Hearts get broken unintentionally and the witch imparts that "All people in love are witches and wizards" in attempt to make up for her mischief. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Robert D. San Souci was born in 1946 in San Francisco. After holding jobs in book stores and in publishing, San Souci has been a full-time award-winning children's book author since 1974. San Souci is best known for his adaptations of folklore for children. His first books, The Legend of Scarface and Song of Sedna, were written in 1978 and 1981, respectively. Since then he has written dozens of others. His brother Daniel frequently illustrates his work. The Legend of Scarface won the Notable Children's Trade Book in the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, and was a Horn Book honor list citation. Sukey and the Mermaid won the American Library Association's Notable Book citation in 1992, and Cut from the Same Cloth won an Aesop Award from the Children's Folklore Section of the American Folklore Society. Robert San Souci has also written some nonfiction works for children and several novels for adults.

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