The Scarecrow / by Beth Ferry.

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      First edition
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      Summary: 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?
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    • ABNT:
      FERRY, B. The Scarecrow. First edition. [s. l.]: Harpercollins Publishers, 2019. ISBN 9780062475763. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ferry B. The Scarecrow. First edition. Harpercollins Publishers; 2019. Accessed September 25, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ferry, B. (2019). The Scarecrow (First edition). Harpercollins Publishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ferry, Beth. 2019. The Scarecrow. First edition. Harpercollins Publishers.
    • Harvard:
      Ferry, B. (2019) The Scarecrow. First edition. Harpercollins Publishers. Available at: (Accessed: 25 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ferry, B 2019, The Scarecrow, First edition, Harpercollins Publishers, viewed 25 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ferry, Beth. The Scarecrow. First edition, Harpercollins Publishers, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ferry, Beth. The Scarecrow. First edition. Harpercollins Publishers, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ferry B. The Scarecrow [Internet]. First edition. Harpercollins Publishers; 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 25]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2

Summer, fall, winter, spring . . . in every season Scarecrow scares critters away from his field. But when a small, frightened crow falls from the sky, "He snaps his pole, / bends down low, / and saves the tiny baby crow." Tucking it into the straw near his heart, he sings the nestling to sleep. They become loyal friends. In late summer, the crow flies away. Through autumn and winter, Scarecrow sags on his broken pole, but spring brings a happy reunion, as the bird spruces him up, finds a mate, and builds a nest beside his heart, where five eggs hatch into baby crows. The text works well, rolling along in a series of rhymed couplets that help create an emotional connection with the characters, particularly the scarecrow, but avoid sentimentality. Created with pencil and ballpoint as well as digital elements, the impressive double-page illustrations use line, texture, and color with uncommon finesse. The final page shows the contented Scarecrow at the center of an illustration resembling a traditional Peaceable Kingdom scene. A beautifully crafted picture book. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 May #3

"Scarecrow stands alone and scares/ the fox and deer,/ the mice and crows," Ferry (Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish) begins in sturdy verse. "It's all he does. It's all he knows." Drawn by the Fan Brothers (The Antlered Ship), the scarecrow's burlap face and blank expression are startlingly realistic. One day, a nestling drops from the tree above him, and the scarecrow does something unexpected: "He snaps his pole,/ bends down low,/ saves the tiny baby crow." He encircles it in its arms of straw and perches it on his breast; the lonely scarecrow needs a friend as much as the nestling needs him. Over the spring and summer, the two become inseparable—they're shown in dramatic silhouette against a summer moon, fireflies blinking nearby. In the autumn, the crow flies away, and the Scarecrow's sewn-on smile turns upside down—but spring brings his friend back, and new life arrives. Though the story's arc is predictable, Ferry's tale is a novel twist on the theme of love between adversaries, while the Fan Brothers' finely worked art grounds the story in the movement of the seasons. Ages 4–8. Author's agent: Elena Giovinazzo, Pippin Properties. Illustrators' agent: Kirsten Hall, Catbird Productions. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.