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The Scarecrow and His Servant

by Pullman, Philip

Condition: Good


Doubleday, 2004. Hardcover. Good. Hardback with D/J in good condition, shows little signs of being read. 2004 Doubleday edition. Old Mr. Pandolfo, feeling that life is getting too difficult; what with troublesome weather, troublesome soldiers, and very troublesome cousins decides the time has come to create a scarecrow. At least a scarecrow would take care of the birds. Mr. Pandolfo creates a fine scarecrow, indeed, with a large turnip for a head, a broomstick for a backbone, dressed in a tweed suit stuffed with straw. Hidden within it, carefully wrapped in oilskin, is a mysterious letter. But how can this extraordinary creature who comes to life when struck by a bolt of lightning fulfill his destiny if he's stuck out in the middle of a field? Enter Jack, an enterprising, intelligent, and practical young orphan fleeing the soldiers who robbed him of home and family. Jack's motto, It could be worse, comes in handy as he agrees to become the servant of the rather egocentric scarecrow, setting off to find excitement and glory. Scarecrow's excellent opinion of himself sets the stage for a variety of silly, yet dangerous, adventures. Run-ins with government officials, soldiers, and unscrupulous business people provide plenty of opportunities for moralizing on the evils of society. In another setting, this story line might seem over-the-top, but Pullman's clever employment of fairy-tale conventions, his superb use of language, and his engaging dialogue make it a wholly satisfying yarn of ridiculous proportions, and Bailey's line drawings provide just the right feeling of long ago that every good fairy tale deserves. - used books, secondhand books, out of print books, hard to find books, for sale, second-hand books, college books, student books, nonfiction, first edition, , non-fiction books delivered world wide. Excess postage may be required for books over 1 kg in weight outside the EU. ISBN 0-385-40980-X 038540980X.
  • Bookseller: Lady Lisa's Bookshop GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 10926
  • Title: The Scarecrow and His Servant
  • Author: Pullman, Philip
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 038540980X
  • ISBN 13: 9780385409803
  • Publisher: Doubleday
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 2004

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