1 The Mystery of the Runaway Scarecrow

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The Mystery of the Runaway Scarecrow

Written by Elspeth Campbell Murphy

Illustrated by Joe Nordstrom

Reviewed by Sam G. (age 7)

The Mystery of the Runaway Scarecrow

This story is about a missing scarecrow. Sarah-Jane’s scarecrow was supposed to be in the fall festival the next day, but no one could find him-he had been gone for days. Their family had pictures of the scarecrow, but they couldn’t figure out any clues. They had a letter that the scarecrow wrote, but they couldn’t find any clues from that, either. They dug a little deeper and found out clues from the pictures and the letter. They finally found the scarecrow. I like this book because I like mysteries. My favorite part was when the characters found a clue with the pictures. I like this part because it was a funny clue. I don’t like the pictures in this story because they are black and white. The pictures are big. I wondered about how they would find the scarecrow. I feel curious reading this book. I would recommend this book because I like solving mysteries. I think people who like mysteries would like this book. I think they would like the end where the mystery got solved.