The Scarecrow (Hardcover)
A Junior Library Guild Selection | An Indie Next List Pick | An Amazon Best 3-5 Books of 2019 Selection
“An emotionally impactful exploration of love and loneliness, this is an essential addition to any picture book collection.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and the widely acclaimed Fan Brothers (The Night Gardener) present a gorgeous and poignant picture book about two unexpected friends and the special connection they share.
This tender and affectionate story reminds us of the comforting power of friendship and the joy of helping others—a tale that will inspire and delight children for generations to come.
All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing.…
He saves the tiny baby crow.
Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?
“A welcome addition to autumnal storytelling.”—Kirkus
“A novel twist on the theme of love between adversaries.” —Publishers Weekly
“A beautifully crafted picture book.” —Booklist
About the Author
Beth Ferry reads and writes by the beach in New Jersey, where she dreams of summer all year long. She vividly remembers her first encounter with the ice-cream truck, where the endless choices of scoops and sweets and sprinkles were a dream come true. As a child, Beth had dreams of becoming a vet, owning a hippopotamus, and somehow becoming older than her older sister. Instead, Beth became a children’s book author who’s owned quite a few bulldogs and is now extremely happy that she remained younger than her older sister. You can learn more at www.bethferry.com.
★ “An emotionally impactful exploration of love and loneliness, this is an essential addition to any picture book collection.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“A welcome addition to autumnal storytelling.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A novel twist on the theme of love between adversaries.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A beautifully crafted picture book.”