The Scarecrow (Hardcover)

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By Beth Ferry, The Fan Brothers (Illustrator)
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Fall 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“A beautifully written and gloriously illustrated tale of love and devotion, The Scarecrow pulls you in and opens your heart. Beth Ferry’s gentle, rhythmic language and the enchanting, uplifting illustrations of the Fan brothers (The Night Gardener) create a story in which caring and kindness are everything at a time when this world needs it most. A moving and touching reading experience for the whole family.”
— Kathy Neff, Square Books, Oxford, MS


* A Junior Library Guild Selection *

* An Indie Next List Pick *

“A welcome addition to autumnal storytelling.”—Kirkus

“A novel twist on the theme of love between adversaries.” —Publishers Weekly

Bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and the widely acclaimed Fan Brothers (The Night Gardener) present a gorgeous and poignant picture book about two unexpected friends and the special connection they share.

This tender and affectionate story reminds us of the comforting power of friendship and the joy of helping others—a tale that will inspire and delight children for generations to come.

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?

About the Author

Beth Ferry is the author of the New York Times bestselling Stick and Stone, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Pirate’s Perfect Pet, illustrated by Matt Myers; Sealed with a Kiss, illustrated by Oliver Tallec; and more. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, and two bulldogs. Beth prefers her shrimp to be served scampi style on a bed of linguini. She’s never been kissed by a seal but has received a smooch from a sea lion. Visit her online at

Terry Fan and Eric Fan are brothers who made their picture book debut with the acclaimed book The Night Gardener, which they wrote and illustrated together. As children they spent one lazy summer on a farm, stargazing at night, chasing fireflies, loading hay bales, and watching the season slowly give way to the brilliant colors of fall. They now reside in Toronto, where they still gaze at the night sky and look for those rare falling stars to wish upon. Visit them online at

Praise For…

“A welcome addition to autumnal storytelling.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A novel twist on the theme of love between adversaries.”
— Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062475763
ISBN-10: 0062475762
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English