Simon revered the memory of his soldier father who'd been killed on duty, and detested his new stepfather. Then one day three scarecrows appeared in the field near the Oldwater Mill, and Simon became certain they were moving closer to the house each night. This novel won the Carnegie Medal.
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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.Review:
"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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Book Description Puffin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000219669
Book Description Puffin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M014037308X