The Scarecrow and His Servant

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Yearling, May 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 229 pages
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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?


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Review: The Scarecrow and His Servant

User Review  - Fi °♥° LoveMoonStars - Goodreads

The Scarecrow and his Servant is such a magical, delightful and lovely story that drifts you right into a new fantasy-world full of wonders. It's about friendship , trickery, hardships and many ... Read full review

Review: The Scarecrow and His Servant

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

This strange little book is a cross between The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Wizard of Oz. A dying farmer makes a scarecrow and tucks a letter inside "to show where he belonged." The ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Philip Pullman is the Whitbread Award–winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spylass, and Lyra’s Oxford. His books for young readers also include I Was a Rat!, Count Karlstein, and Spring-Heeled Jack. To learn more about his books, please visit www.hisdarkmaterials.com or the author’s Web site at www.philip-pullman.com. Mr. Pullman lives in Oxford, England.


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