A Junior Library Guild Selection and Indie Next List Pick
“An emotionally impactful exploration of love and loneliness, this is an essential addition to any picture book collection.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
Bestselling author Beth Ferry (Stick and Stone) and the widely acclaimed Fan Brothers (The Night Gardener) present a gorgeous and poignant picture book about two unexpected friends and the special connection they share.
This tender and affectionate story reminds us of the comforting power of friendship and the joy of helping others—a tale that will inspire and delight children for generations to come.
All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing.…
He saves the tiny baby crow.
Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?
“A welcome addition to autumnal storytelling.”—Kirkus
“A novel twist on the theme of love between adversaries.” —Publishers Weekly
A tender story of an unexpected friendship. Beth Ferry’s cadence is superb and her perfect rhyming flows naturally and unforced despite its originality. The illustrations by the Fan Brothers are gentle and warm, making this a great addition to fall children’s literature.
Beth Ferry is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Stick and Stone, Land Shark, Ten Rules of the Birthday Wish and The Scarecrow. She is inspired by two main things: word play and the sea. Luckily, Beth is an avid reader who lives close to the beach so inspiration is never far away. In addition to picture books, Beth has begun writing graphic novels. Her first graphic novel for young readers, Fox and Rabbit, was published in April 2020. Learn more at www.bethferry.com.