Although made of straw and borrowed clothes, a scarecrow appreciates his peaceful, gentle life and the privilege of watching nature at work. Scarecrows. We see them perched high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats, button eyes, and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. We think we know the most important things about them. But perhaps there's more to a scarecrow's life than meets the eye... Big, bold acrylic illustrations by Lauren Stringer. Ages 6-9.
Scarecrows. They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about them? Perhaps more than we realize. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s rich and poignant story, powerfully illustrated by Lauren Stringer, will resonate deeply in the hearts of readers, who just might find themselves seeing the world in a whole new way.
CYNTHIA RYLANT lives on an island in Puget Sound, Washington.
LAUREN STRINGER lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"Rylant is in fine form . . . and Stringer's big, bold acrylic illustrations do a lovely job of amplifying the text." -Kirkus Reviews
"Rylant uses casual, conversational language with simple elegance and pleasing rhythms. . . . Stringer's acrylic paintings are magnificent." -School Library Journal
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