The Scarecrow and His Servant
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, and they set out ...more
My little brother loved this story and he also enjoyed: The Explorer's Society (Adrian Kress), Alex and the Ironic Gentleman (Adrian Kress), Gecko and Sticky (Wendelin Van Draanen), The Invention Of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick) (He got a chance to watch the movie afterward and liked it as well), and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Robert C. O’Brien).
I suppose I should mention that he read a few of them, and some he just listened to the audiobook. The Invention of Hugo Cabret was a tad too difficult for him to read, but he did listen to it hile looking at the sketches in the book. Same with Alex and the Ironic Gentleman. My little brother is going to turn 8 soon.
I hope that helps! (less)
Iconic denizen of the farmer's field. A straw man, possessor of tattered clothing, infinite patience, and a deep knowledge of the psychology and behavioral habits of our feathered friends.
Imagine if suddenly, that scarecrow were to come to life. That's exactly what happens in this story. This is one fellow who already has a brain in his knobby turnip head, and he soon acquires a servant in the form of a young boy named Jack.
Together they set out to have adventures, ...more
I asked myself lots of questions while reading this book. Questions like: Is this book supposed to be an allegory? Is it supposed to be coherent? Was that an attempt at humor? Where is this story going? Will it ever end? Why am I still reading this?
Take a pass on this one. There are so many other better books out there with similar feel and similar target audience.
The young boy, Jack, has sense enough to know that everything is quite odd -- what with his master being a turnip-headed scarecrow -- but has the youthful imagination to go along with it.
If there is a down-side to this book, it's that it did get to be a little long. Perhaps one too many adventures for the ...more
The category that this book is in is a book that teaches you about a different time in history. It fits under this one as it is set back in the days of scarecrows, servants, castles and brigands. I love this book as it is a humored and witty read that I really ...more
I found this book in a thrift shop. (4 books for 1 pound! Who would pass that out?) anyway, it was just, well--GAH! It's hard to understand!
It was a quick read, but considering I was also reading Hannibal Rising at the same time. It took me longer then it a average 3 grader to finish....
This isn't a book that changed a view in my life. It's about a scarecrow that came to life by lighting. (This makes me ...more
It was hilarious- recommend this book to age seven and updated
Jack is the servant's name and he helps the scarecrow out from a puddle of mud and the scarecrow has one leg missing so the scarecrow asked Jack to go and find another leg for him. Jack finds a leg for the scarecrow and brings it to him so Jack becomes his servant and they start going on adventures together.
Once animate, and after a good spell of blinking, the scarecrow realised that there was more to ...more
What's the best way to scare a Brigand?
Are the Buffaloni's honest, upstanding citizens who could be trusted with your nan's pension book?
All of these questions and more are answered in the pages of The Scarecrow & his Servant.
The scarecrow is made by old Mr Alfonso who's had just about enough of things. It's such a good scarecrow that it gets stolen from its field, and then stolen again, and then stolen again. Until he ends up far away from his Spring ...more
Cross-posted from Nightjar's Jar of Books.
One night a scarecrow is struck by lightning and comes to life, and a great adventure ensues, as - along with his newly-hired (and very hungry) servant Jack - the Scarecrow hits the road in search of fame and fortune and, eventually, home... all while being pursued by bandits, birds, and all manner of other fearsome foes!
The short version of this review would be "a jolly romp, but a bit silly for my taste", but since that doesn't tell you much, I'll go...more
On the other hand, I’d read a bunch of fairy tales in a row by this point, and it isn’t necessarily my favourite genre. I was flagging a little ...more
'Young man', he said, 'I have a proposition to make. Here you are, an honest and willing youth, and here I am, a Scarecrow of enterprise and talent. What would you say if I offered you the position of my personal servant?'...more
'What would my duties be?' said Jack.
'To accompany me throughout the world, to fetch and carry, to wash, cook, and attend to my needs, In return, I have nothing to offer but excitement and glory. We might sometimes go hungry, but we shall
I liked it, and I think I probably would have liked it if I’d finished it when I was younger too. It’s a good old-fashioned story of adventure and friendship, and I really liked ...more
It is the partnership between these two ...more
I also particularly ...more