Straw Man of Donegal
by Margaret Ross Lane
Lorcan and Grace are an old Irish farm couple. Lorcan gets angry when the crows eat his crops. Grace is a gentle soul who doesn't begrudge any animal food, but Lorcan wants the crows to go away forever. His wish is granted, but in the most unexpected way—he literally becomes a straw man amid the crops and scares away the birds. Grace must find a way to help both Lorcan and the birds.