Title: The Mystery of the Sinister ScarecrowThe Three Investigators #29 - The Mystery of the Sinister Scarecrow1
Author: M. V. Carey
Pages: 151
Recommended Ages: 8-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

The Three Investigators are on the trail once again!

The Story.

When Jupiter Jones suggested to his uncle that he be allowed to go look at a pile of junk for their shop, he never thought that he’d wind up stranded in the middle of the country with a broken down truck and three cranky friends. But that’s what happened, and the only thing to do was to hike to the nearest house and ask for the use of their telephone.

But as Jupe approaches the nearest house, he is feverishly set upon by a man – a man who says seems to think that Jupe is a walking scarecrow!  As Jupe, Bob, and Pete begin to nose further, they find that he is not the only person to have seen it – the apparition of a walking scarecrow! What does it all mean? Is the scarecrow a supernatural creature, or is it a clever plot to jar on an unhinged mind?

Discussion.

Obviously different explanations for the scarecrow are explored – in the end it is proved to be of natural rather than supernatural origin.

It is mentioned that Letitia Radford is always falling in and out of engagements [a.k.a. “has man trouble”].

Mild euphemisms ‘gosh’, ‘gee’, and ‘golly’ are used.

Conclusion. A fun installation in a fun series.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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