Written by Beth Ferry
Illustrated by The Fan Brothers
Published by Harper (2019)
No one enters.
No one dares.
Scarecrow stands alone and scares
the fox and deer,
the mice and crows.
It’s all he does. It’s all he knows.– The Scarecrow
Or is it? All the animals know to steer clear of Scarecrow. Scarecrow never had friends. All he did was guard the fields. When a small, scared crow fell from midair, Scarecrow did the most unexpected thing:
He snaps his pole,– The Scarecrow
bends down low,
saves the tiny baby crow.
Day in and day out, Scarecrow kept the crow nestled in his heart, safe and warm. When it was time for Crow to fly, Scarecrow knew that he must let Crow go. Crow belonged to the air, while Scarecrow must stay on the ground. Summer, fall, and winter passed by.
Nothing fills the empty hole.– The Scarecrow
When spring arrived, old Scarecrow was in for a surprise! What could it be? I will leave that for you to find out! Beth Ferry’s The Scarecrow is a tender story about two unlikely friends and their bond that would last a lifetime.