The Scarecrow

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316073455

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1037

Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career. He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow's so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent. Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar--and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack's. Bonus materials include an in-depth interview with the author about writing "The Scarecrow" along with his exciting travel photos-plus a link to an online promotional video and links within the text to a fictitious website based on the novel and a teaser chapter from his next book, "Nine Dragons."

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman,Simon Reade

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849435340

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 5880

Outrageously zany and filed with non-stop surprises, Simon Reade’s theatrical adaptation of The Scarecrow and His Servant, renowned author Philip Pullman's fictional children's tale, is an enchanting play for young readers and performers. Delve into the magical world of Scarecrow as you accompany him as Jack, his trusty help-mate, and together you can embark on adventures that will make your head spin. From dodging dangerous bandits and surviving terrifying shipwrecks, to soaring through the skies with wild birds, this play is a roller-coaster ride of never-ending escapades. But when the river-polluting Buffaloni tyrants catch up with you for a final showdown, who will come to your rescue and save the day? A production of The Scarecrow and His Servant ran at the Southwark Playhouse in December 2008-January 2009.


Author: Cynthia Rylant

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547544529

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7216

Scarecrows. They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about them? Perhaps more than we realize. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s rich and poignant story, powerfully illustrated by Lauren Stringer, will resonate deeply in the hearts of readers, who just might find themselves seeing the world in a whole new way.

Otis and the Scarecrow

Author: Loren Long

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399163964

Category: FICTION

Page: 40

View: 5135

When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.


A Shane Schofield Thriller

Author: Matthew Reilly

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429908191

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8234

IT IS THE GREATEST BOUNTY HUNT IN HISTORY FIFTEEN NAMES There are 15 targets, the finest warriors in the world-commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each. ONE HERO Among the names on the target list, one stands out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. NO LIMITS And so Schofield is plunged into a headlong race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters-including the 'Black Knight', a notoriously ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating only Schofield. The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live! He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the President against all odds in Area 7. This time it's different. Because this time Scarecrow is the target. Scarecrow is the third book in the Shane Schofield series. With new exotic locations and weaponry, plus a returning cast of old friends from the battlefield, Scarecrow is set to take the action/adventure world by storm, and leave readers gasping for air. With his trademark style, Matthew Reilly continues to establish himself as one of today's top thriller writers.

The Scarecrow of Oz

Author: Lyman Frank Baum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oz (Imaginary place)

Page: 288

View: 7667

The adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill take them to Oz where they help solve the problem of Pon, whose true love's heart has been turned to ice by witches.

The Secret of the Scarecrow

Author: Carolyn Keene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442453559

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 1604

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew are off on a spooky adventure when their prizewinning scarecrow goes missing. Nancy, Bess and George are thrilled when their class is asked to design a scarecrow for the town’s biggest department store’s window. And it gets even better when their design wins! But when the scarecrow is stolen from Bess’s porch, it’s up to the Clue Crew to save the day. The case is tough, especially with a shadowy figure running around town, a list of suspects that keeps growing, and Deirdre Shannon trying to get Bess in trouble. Can the girls find the scarecrow in time? Or will the store’s fall window be ruined?

The Scarecrow

Author: Susan Paris

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 9780478277791

Category: Readers

Page: 32

View: 7105

"It's the day of the scarecrow contest, and Henry and Simon are running late. Then, on the way to school, the get a flat tyre. This is only the start of their troubles!"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary.

Valley of the Scarecrow

Author: Gord Rollo

Publisher: Dorchester Publishing

ISBN: 1428509259

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4700

Seventy years ago the residents of Miller’s Grove rose to destroy their devil-worshipping minister. They lashed him to a cross in his church and left him to die, resembling a macabre human scarecrow. But now the scarecrow has returned to life and is hungry for his revenge.

The Scarecrow

And Other Stories

Author: Gwendolyn Ranger Wormser

Publisher: N.A


Category: Short stories, American

Page: 243

View: 4498

The Scarecrow

Author: Ibrahim al-Koni

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477302522

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8092

The Scarecrow is the final volume of Ibrahim al-Koni's Oasis trilogy, which chronicles the founding, flourishing, and decline of a Saharan oasis. Fittingly, this continuation of a tale of greed and corruption opens with a meeting of the conspirators who assassinated the community's leader at the end of the previous novel, The Puppet. They punished him for opposing the use of gold in business transactions—a symptom of a critical break with their nomadic past—and now they must search for a leader who shares their fetishistic love of gold. A desert retreat inspires the group to select a leader at random, but their "choice," it appears, is not entirely human. This interloper from the spirit world proves a self-righteous despot, whose intolerance of humanity presages disaster for an oasis besieged by an international alliance. Though al-Koni has repeatedly stressed that he is not a political author, readers may see parallels not only to a former Libyan ruler but to other tyrants—past and present—who appear as hollow as a scarecrow.

Sammy the Scarecrow

Author: Linda Leday

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438948263

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 2398

Sammy is a friendly scarecrow with a smile big as a circle. Each day, the children arrived at school excited to see Sammy. Sammy is always happy to see the children.

The Scarecrow: Text Classics

Author: Ronald Hugh Morrieson

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921921978

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4307

Neddy Poindexter’s sister, Prudence, has turned sixteen and is the prettiest girl in Klynham. Neddy can’t protect her from the men in town, but can he protect her from the killer on the loose?

The Scarecrow Book

Author: James Giblin,Dale Ferguson

Publisher: Random House Value Pub


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 55

View: 7743

Discusses the many different types of scarecrows farmers in various parts of the world have used over the past 3000 years to protect their crops.


Author: Robert Westall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446495035

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2957

There were three people, standing in the darkest place, watching him. Simon is outraged that his Mum plans to remarry. He can't bear her new fiancé or the way his mother and sister seem to have forgotten his late father. Overwhelmed by hatred and anger he seeks solace in a nearby abandoned water mill. But another, powerful hatred lingers within its walls. And it is about to be unleashed... Westall's immense talent is evident from the opening line - Simon's anger and unhappiness are tangible, and the Scarecrows' ill-intentions terrifying.

The Little Scarecrow Boy

Author: Margaret Wise Brown

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060778911

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 922

The Little Scarecrow Boy is the lightest and brightest picture book from one of the most renowned children's writers ever: Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Caldecott winner David Diaz's illustrations burst with sunshine, and Brown's words reveal the quiet glory of a boy on the brink of growing up, full of curiosity and life. Ages 3 – 7


Author: Danny Weston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448188954

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9469

Jack and his dad are runaways. Jack’s father recently turned whistleblower, revealing the truth about the illicit dealings of some powerful people. Realising that he and Jack might be in danger, Dad drives them to a remote shooting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, where they intend to lay low. In the cornfield beside the lodge stands a scarecrow. When Jack witnesses something incredible, he begins to realise that it is no ordinary scarecrow – it is alive, hungry and fuelled by rage. And when Dad’s enemies begin to converge on the lodge, the scarecrow might just turn out to be Jack’s best hope of survival.

The Scarecrow's Hat

Author: Ken Brown

Publisher: Peachtree Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781561455706

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4080

Chicken thinks Scarecrow's hat will make a nice nest, but first she must swap with Badger, Crow, Sheep, Owl, and Donkey.