The scarebird / Sid Fleischman ; pictures by Peter Sis.

A lonely old farmer realizes the value of human friendship when a young man comes to help him and his scarecrow with their farm.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Fleischman, Sid, 1920-
Other Authors: Sís, Peter, 1949- (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Greenwillow Books, [1988]
Edition:1st ed.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

The collaborators on the Newbery Medal-winning book The Whipping Boy have created a picture book that explores the rare nature of friendship. One day Lonesome John, an old farmer, jams straw into some old clothes and puts up a scarecrow. Every time he looks up from his chores, he sees the headless creature. Then one morning he decides to make a head and face for the scarecrow; a little later, he gives the scarecrow a hat and clothes, and then a raincoat. Early one evening, when Lonesome John is out ``playing checkers'' with the scarecrow, a weary-looking boy named Sam arrives, who offers to work for a meal or two. As Sam works around the farm, John takes the gloves, hat, raincoat and shoes off the scarecrow and gives them to the boy. A while later, Sam announces that he must leave. But Lonesome John suggests he stay a little longer . . . to help with the harvest and to play checkers. Fleischman has once again created two unforgettable characters; Sis uses oil paintings to create wide-open landscapes and settings that generously reflect the shifting relationships of John, Scarebird and Sam. Ages 5-up. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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