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Otis and the Scarecrow

Written & illustrated by Loren Long
Part of the Otis Book Series
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Aug 28, 2014
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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR OF MATT DE LA PENA’S LOVE AND WATTY PIPER’S CLASSIC THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow’s frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone. Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis’s favorite game: the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can’t sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another’s friendship . . . but on this day, Otis can’t seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield. A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of compassion and standing up for others, featuring everyone’s favorite tractor, Otis. Praise for OTIS AND THE SCARECROW: “Otis the tractor’s goodhearted nature continues to shine in his fifth picture book.” –Publishers Weekly “Readers will enjoy this sixth tale of an admirable leader who does the right thing with quiet confidence.” –Booklist “Teachers will see the connection between the lonely scarecrow and the outsider in the classroom and will be able to find many uses for this volume in the curriculum. Fans will enjoy this more cerebral Otis and might build a little empathy along the way.” –Kirkus Reviews “Loren Long creates a perfect book for the beginning of the school year with “Otis and the Scarecrow.”–Examiner.com

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Who Wrote Otis and the Scarecrow

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Loren Long

Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator.Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid WPA painting style. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, and has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Step By Step Graphics and Print.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780399163968
Publication Date:
August 28, 2014
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013034344
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
927831409
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0399163964
Lexile® Level:
AD690L
Scholastic Level:
M

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