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Scarecrow

(2015)
Magical Menageries: Volume 3
An anthology of stories edited by

 
Hay-men, mommets, tattie bogles, kakashi, tao-tao - whether formed of straw or other materials, the tradition of scarecrows is pervasive in farming cultures around the world. The scarecrow serves as decoy, proxy, and effigy - human but not human. We create them in our image and ask them to protect our crops and by extension our very survival, but we refrain from giving them the things a creation might crave - souls, brains, free-will, love. In Scarecrow, fifteen authors of speculative fiction explore what such creatures might do to gain the things they need or, more dangerously, think they want.

Within these pages, ancient enemies join together to destroy a mad mommet, a scarecrow who is a crow protects solar fields and stores long-lost family secrets, a woman falls in love with a scarecrow, and another becomes one. Encounter scarecrows made of straw, imagination, memory, and robotics while being spirited to Oz, mythological Japan, other planets, and a neighbor's back garden. After experiencing this book, you'll never look at a hay-man the same.

Featuring all new work by Jane Yolen, Andrew Bud Adams, Laura Blackwood, Amanda Block, Scott Burtness, Virginia Carraway Stark, Amanda C. Davis, Megan Fennell, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Marzinsky, Craig Pay, Sara Puls, Holly Schofield, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Kristina Wojtaszek.

    

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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Scarecrow (Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries) (Volume 3)
Author(s): Rhonda Parrish, Jane Yolen, Andrew Bud Adams, Laura Blackwood, Amanda Block, Scott Burtness, Amanda C Davis, Megan Fennell, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Marzinsky, Craig Pay, Sara Puls, Holly Schofield, Virginia Carraw
ISBN: 0-692-43022-9 / 978-0-692-43022-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Scarecrow (Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries Book 3)
Author(s): Jane Yolen, Andrew Bud Adams, Kristina Wojtaszek, Scott Burtness, Amanda C Davis, Megan Fennell, Craig Pay, Sara Puls, Laura VanArendonk Baugh
Publisher: World Weaver Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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