• Title: The Old Meadow
  • Author: George Selden Garth Williams
  • ISBN: 9780374456054
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Old Meadow Illustrated in bw heroic Chester Cricket and fellow animal friends help save the kind old hermit from being evicted
    Illustrated in bw, heroic Chester Cricket and fellow animal friends help save the kind, old hermit from being evicted.

    One Reply to “The Old Meadow”

    1. 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.

    2. Ugh. I did not like this one at all. In the first two-thirds of the book, every human and animal is either angry or depressed or both. The humans are all horrible, and if any character is particularly stupid and unpleasant, they are also described as "fat." (I smell a burning issue--or do I mean tissue?) The animals not only want to save their meadow but an old man who has trained his dog to live on vegetables, which, unnatural as that is, makes him a hero in their eyes, apparently. (Is Selden o [...]

    3. 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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