Waltz of the Scarecrows

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While spending the summer at her grandparents' farm, Sarah helps her Grandma and Grandpa stuff old evening clothes with straw and sew buttons onto linen faces. But these are no ordinary scarecrows. Dressed in top hats and tails, ball gowns and gloves, these scarecrows look as if they are ready for a night on the town. And, indeed, they are! Soon, Sarah learns the secret of the annual Harvest Ball and helps bring the legend to life. Full-color illustrations.

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Overview

While spending the summer at her grandparents' farm, Sarah helps her Grandma and Grandpa stuff old evening clothes with straw and sew buttons onto linen faces. But these are no ordinary scarecrows. Dressed in top hats and tails, ball gowns and gloves, these scarecrows look as if they are ready for a night on the town. And, indeed, they are! Soon, Sarah learns the secret of the annual Harvest Ball and helps bring the legend to life. Full-color illustrations.

While staying with her grandparents on their farm, Sarah discovers the secret behind the local tradition of dressing the scarecrows in formal gowns and fancy coats.

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Children's Literature - Wendy Pollock-Gilson
One year the farmers celebrated their best growing season ever with a harvest ball. While everyone was dancing under the harvest moon, a flock of birds swarmed over the fields and began to eat the crops. The people all dressed in their gowns and tuxedos chased the birds away and started the practice of dressing the scarecrows in black tie and ball gowns each fall. This year, Sarah helps her grandparents dress the scarecrows and wonders if they will come to life and dance under the harvest moon. Sweeping watercolor illustrations make this an exquisite picture book that reveals the wonder and magic of a harvest moon.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811817271
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.85 (w) x 11.29 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Constance McGeorge dedicates her time to writing children's books and painting. She lives with her husband, James, three dogs and a horse in Columbus, Ohio.

Mary Whyte is an accomplished artist best known for her watercolor paintings. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and their golden retriever.

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