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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • Scarecrow Lore:
    • Roots
    • American Scarecrows Come Into Their Own
    • Pumpkins
    • Illustrious Scarecrows
    • Coming Full Circle
    • Curvus: The Crow
  • Your Basic Scarecrow:
    • Support Systems
    • A Gallery of Heads
    • Clothes Make the Man
    • Extremities
    • Creating a Spectacle
  • The Scarecrow as an Art Form:
    • Melle's Wrapped Scarecrows
    • "Hot" Scarecrow from the Junkyard
    • Magical Scarecrow Garden
  • The Outer Edge:
    • Scarecrows Unlimited
  • Appendix:
    • Community Scarecrow Festivals

Title: Scarecrows: making harvest figures and other yard folks
Author: Felder Rushing
Publication Date: TPB:1998
Publisher: Storey Books, Pownall, VT
Page Count: 104
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 7 1/2"
ISBN: 1580170676

SUMMARY- If you're wondering why a book on making scarecrows is in a toy and doll bibliography, think of me as someone who takes the road less travelled. Growing up on a farm meant aluminum pie tins hung in the cherry trees and a scarecrow in the corn field. But at Halloween, it also meant taking liberties with the idea of scarecrows. They can be a great source of amusement and creativity, and this book encapsulates that pretty well. There are no patterns, but lots of ideas for adapting to the materials on hand. "Workbasket" magazine used to offer patterns for wood cutouts you could paint to add a bit of cheap whimsy to your yard or garden, and they were a kissing cousin to scarecrows. If you're looking for ideas, it is fun to flip through this book.

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