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The Old Meadow

The Old Meadow

Chester Cricket and His Friends (Volume 7)

George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Chester Cricket and his friends from the meadow have to help poor old Mr. Budd. He and his dog Dubber have to move out of their quiet corner of the Old Meadow because it has been named a historical landmark.

Chester Cricket and the meadowfolk band together to save Mr. Budd from being evicted from the Old Meadow by the town council. Through their efforts and dreams, they are able to stop the world one magical night just long enough to make a difference.

Praise for The Old Meadow

“Selden's well-loved, diminutive hero Chester Cricket is back...Underneath the story's action and humor lies an eloquent message about the importance of unspoiled nature and of the harmony that can result from shared unselfish endeavors.” —Publishers Weekly

“A sure-fire hit.” —School Library Journal


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George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams

George Selden (1929-89) wrote many highly acclaimed children's books, including The Cricket in Times Square, a Newbery Honor Book.

Garth Williams (1912-96) illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other distinguished works, including Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web.

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Photo by Marcia Johnston

George Selden

Garth Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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