One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice ...until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head.
The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came 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, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together.
Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Publication Date: 03/11/2005
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780440863762
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Review by AriadneAranea
An honest, but rather dim, scarecrow is brought to life, and chooses bright young Jack to be his servant and companion. The two wander the country, have many adventures, and become friends while searching for the place that the scarecrow knows to be his home... at the same time, a mysterious dark figure relentlessly pursues them. Funny, clever and very readable.