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  - Cherie - Goodreads

I felt a little disappointed at the beginning of this story. After that, I realized that I just needed to work my way through it and see where it was going to take me. After that, I found myself ... Read full review

Review: The Scarecrow and His Servant

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Phillip Pullman is becoming one of my favorite authors. He's most famous for The "His Dark Materials" series, but he's also written other books that are smart and full of a sly wit and hilarious sense ... 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 or the author’s Web site at Mr. Pullman lives in Oxford, England.

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