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The Scarecrow and His Servant

by Philip Pullman

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Reader Graeme Malcolm did a wonderful job bringing this story to life on the CD version. A fun tale for children and adults alike. ( )
  KylaS | Feb 18, 2016 |
Oh my gosh, I love Pullman's work but this was brilliant. It was a light-hearted Quijote-like adventure. I listened on CD and had a ball with it. A huge recommendation! ( )
  bjoelle5 | Feb 10, 2016 |
Narrated by Graeme Malcolm. Scarecrow comes to life when he is hit by a lightning bolt. He ventures from the muddy field where he's stood to find Spring Valley, the place that is written on Scarecrow's heart, and meets young orphaned Jack who agrees to become his servant. Where Scarecrow is naive and enthusiastic, Jack serves as the voice of reason. Their adventures include battling soldiers, appearing in a play and joining an army. However, hot on their trail is the Buffaloni family. The profit-hungry Buffalonis have built factories in Spring Valley that are impacting the town's water and quality of life and they know that hidden inside Scarecrow is a will that deeds certain Spring Valley land. The story culminates in a trial that determines who owns the land. A warm, funny story about faith and friendship.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
You can't really miss with Philip Pullman. This is a short and relatively simple tale about a very noble scarecrow who comes alive and the savvy orphan boy who joins him on his adventures. A sort of Don Quixote story, but there is a happy, non-delusional ending. ( )
  themulhern | Nov 2, 2014 |
I listened to this story on audiobook, which was new for me to do. The story was tedious at times, but ultimately it was good. I don't think I'd read or listen to it again though. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Sep 8, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440421306, Paperback)

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise–and comes 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. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers–battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands–he never realizes he’s being followed by the one family who desperately wishes he’d never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?

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A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley.

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