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The Old Meadow (Chester Cricket and His Friends #7)

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Illustrated in b&w, heroic Chester Cricket and fellow animal friends help save the kind, old hermit from being evicted.
Paperback, 202 pages
Published April 15th 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 1987)
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Aini Sun
This is one of my FAVORITE books of ALL TIMES. I love books where animals can talk and such, and this, to me, is a CLASSIC, along with all the Chester Cricket stories. MUST READ THIS if you like animals, E.B.White books, and Redwall series.
I was disappointed in this Chester Cricket title. It was quite dark and the climax didn't make a lot of sense. For those who love the stories about Chester and his friends, I recommend skipping this one.
Johnny Bennett
A pretty good story with a fairly soft ending. I still enjoyed it. The last of the Cricket in Time Square series. Must be moving on.
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George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of The Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children's classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on ...more
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Chester Cricket and His Friends (7 books)
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  • Tucker's Countryside
  • Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
  • Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
  • Chester Cricket's New Home
  • Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
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