The Scarecrow's Dance by Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night. He leaps through the fields until he reaches the farmhouse, where he sees a small light in the window. Inside, a boy is saying his prayers, and he offers up a special prayer for the corn that will be harvested in the morning. Humbled, the scarecrow knows what he has to do: He returns to the field and watches over the corn as only he can. Masterfully told, with illustrations by award winner Bagram Ibatoulline, this book has all the makings of a new classic.

About Jane Yolen

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Jane Yolen has written more than 250 books, including How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She has won the Christopher Medal and the Golden Kite Award, among other honors. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Bagram Ibatoulline has illustrated The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo and a number of other picture books. Born in Russia, he now lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania. Bagram Ibatoullinewas born in Russia and educated at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. His first book was Philip Booth'sCrossing, named a 2001 Best Book byPublishers Weekly.nbsp;He is best known for his books with Kate di Camillo,The Miraculous Journey ofnbsp;Edward Tulane, andGreat Joy.nbsp; nbsp;Bagram lives in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania.
Published August 25, 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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In an autumn cornfield, a threadbare scarecrow leaps high into the sky to dance across the darkening landscape.

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