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  • Published: 5 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448194377
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 4 hr 19 min

The Scarecrow and his Servant




A brilliantly funny and moving tale of friendship from the multi-award winning, highly acclaimed Philip Pullman.

One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life.

So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together. Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.

  • Published: 5 December 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448194377
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 4 hr 19 min

About the author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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Praise for The Scarecrow and his Servant

It is remarkable skill to make simplicity and even silliness embrace such complexity yet offer children so much wisdom. Somehow, it's not surprising that Pullman can do it

The Sunday Times

The story ends as confidently as it begins, written for children with utmost respect for and delight in their intelligence, humour and imagination . . . Genius demands a continual purification and renewal of talent. Pullman has realised that and it's why he is great

The Times

The book is a perfectly made gem, full of fun, fireworks and wit. We continue to be lucky to have Pullman writing for us

Guardian

Pullman has conjured up something entirely his own: a tale of great charm and wit, told in an easy style which reads as though it all came right in the first draft

Independent on Sunday

Written to be enjoyed at many different levels, this book will appeal to a wide age range

The Bookseller

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