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Book details
  • SubGenre:Holidays & Celebrations / General (see also Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations)
  • Age Range (years):6 - 8
  • Language:English
  • Pages:40
  • Hardcover ISBN:9780997579314

The Scarecrow King

by Donald Sampson

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The scarecrow stands under a deep blue harvest sky in the middle of a field of corn. He looks out to the horizon, hoping that the crows will not come today, but they do. It is so hard being a scarecrow who is scared of crows.
Silas is a scarecrow who has a very big problem; he is afraid of crows. When crows come to the corn field that he is standing in, instead of doing his job and scaring the crows away, Silas does nothing. He cannot even summon up the courage to shout at the birds. Not long ago Silas saw another scarecrow, who was a friend of his, being picked apart by a flock of crows,. Not surprisingly he now has a mortal fear of the intelligent and determined birds. Then one morning the farmer comes to the field. Perhaps he is there to replace Silas with a scarecrow who can actually scare crows. It turns out that the farmer has something else in mind. He gives Silas a job, and the job is a very important one. Somehow Silas is going to have to dig deep and find the courage to do what is being asked of him.
About the author
Donald Sampson attended Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice. Writing has always been a passion of his, and after serving as a Corrections Officer for over twenty-one years he decided to return to his dream of writing stories. He enjoys traveling to Scotland, England, and Walt Disney World. In addition to writing, his interests include everything paranormal, archeology, and reading anything he can get his hands on. He has worked in a haunted prison and has lived in a semi haunted home. The Scarecrow King is Donald Sampson's first children's picture book. Donald Sampson lives with his wife in Massachusetts.