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Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Chester Cricket and His Friends (Volume 4)

Written by George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

FSG Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 02/25/2014

ISBN: 9781466866157

64 Pages, Ages 6-9

Chester Cricket--the famous cricket in Times Square--is homesick. When his friend Mario takes him to a sky show at the Planetarium, Chester realizes how much he misses seeing real stars at night.

Happily, he finds his way out of the subway into Times Square, where he meets a new friend, Lulu Pigeon. Lulu takes him on a trip beyond his wildest dreams. From Central Park to the top of the Empire State Building, from the Statue of Liberty and back to Times Square, Chester sees Manhattan in style--and even finds a little bit of country in the city!

Praise for Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

“The fourth adventure in the Cricket in Times Square saga is aimed, through its large format and full-page illustrations, at younger readers.” —Booklist

“It's a sure bet that the new Selden/Williams fantasy will be another enduring bestseller.” —Publishers Weekly


Written by George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams

George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of A Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children's classic. The popular Cricket series grew to seven titles, including Tucker's Countryside and The Old Meadow. In 1973, The Cricket in Times Square was made into an animated film. Selden lived in New York City until his death in December 1989. He enjoyed music, archaeology, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Garth Williams illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other distinguished works, including Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

image of George Seldeno
Photo by Marcia Johnston

George Selden

Garth Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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