Chadwick the Crab
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Chadwick the Crab

by Priscilla Cummings, A. R. Cohen
     
 

Chadwick is a happy Chesapeake Bay blue crab who enjoys a wide circle of friends--quiet Orville Oyster, Matilda (a fussy, near-sighted egret), Toulouse the French Canada Goose, Bernie the Sea Gull, and especially Esmerelda, the prettiest girl crab in the entire bay. But Chadwick yearns for adventure and decides that more than anything else he wants to be a star at the… See more details below

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Chadwick is a happy Chesapeake Bay blue crab who enjoys a wide circle of friends--quiet Orville Oyster, Matilda (a fussy, near-sighted egret), Toulouse the French Canada Goose, Bernie the Sea Gull, and especially Esmerelda, the prettiest girl crab in the entire bay. But Chadwick yearns for adventure and decides that more than anything else he wants to be a star at the aquarium in Baltimore. This is the story of how one little crab realizes a very big dream.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3 A blue crab is depressed because he will soon have to swim to the deeper waters of the Chesapeake Bay to sleep through the winter. His dream of fame, fortune, and adventure is realized when, through a series of mishaps, he becomes a star in the crab exhibit at the Baltimore Aquarium. Chadwick and his friendsOrville the oyster, Matilda the ``fussy old egret,'' Toulouse the goose, Bernie the sea gull, and Esmerelda, Chadwick's crab girlfriendare too cute, too shallow, and too unbelievable to attract readers. Writing is amateurish and silly; the characters are assigned too many human qualities for no apparent reasonthey are extraneous fluff and add nothing to the story. The book is full of impossibilities, even for a fantasyfor instance, how can a crab crawl out of a metal cleaning bucket? Cohen's illustrations, bold and vital, give the story the only life it hasmore than it deserves. Hayden E. Atwood, Cape Elizabeth Middle School , Maine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870333477
Publisher:
Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Pages:
30
Sales rank:
722,165
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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