The Scarecrows (Definitions S)

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In a brooding story about jealousy, hatred, murder, and love, Simon is outraged that his mom plans to remarry. He can't bear the way she and his sister seem to have forgotten his late father. Overwhelmed by hatred, he seeks solace in a nearby abandoned water mill. But another, powerful hatred lingers within its walls. And it is about to be unleashed.

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Robert Westall's first book, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975, for which he won the Carnegie Medal. Amongst many more prizes and accolades, he won the Carnegie for the second time in 1980, with The Scarecrows. He died in 1993.

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"Powerfully blends an exceptionally chilling drama with a story of insight and compassion about unhappiness" -- Julia Eccleshare Guardian "Robert Westall is the father of the golden age of children's literature in this century, quite unrivalled in his sharpness of observation and pace of narrative" -- Michael Morpurgo "A brooding story about jealousy, hatred, murder and love" Parents News "A hard-hitting book ... a must-read from this ever popular author" Teaching & Learning "Atmospheric, perceptive and brilliant" Daily Echo

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