"Selden's new story, graced again by Williams's lovely pictures, won't sit on any shelves long." Publishers Weekly
Chester Cricket's New Home (Chester Cricket Series)by George Selden, Garth Williams
Crash! One minute Chester Cricket is calmly sifting inside his stump house. The next thing he knows, the roof is collapsing upon him! Left without a home, Chester is forced to move in with one neighbor after another in Tucker's Countryside. Nothing works out quite right--John Robin throws loud all-night parties, Henry and Emily Chipmunk are too tidy, and Donald Dragonfly's twig is much too small for both of them. Even his good pal Walter Water Snake can't help joking about Chester's predicament. All of his friends have found a happy home. Will Chester ever find a place to call his own?
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George Selden is the author of Chester Cricket's New Home. The book was illustrated by Garth Williams.
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This installment of the "Chester Cricket and Friends" series finds Chester, apparently while Tucker and Harry are raising a puppy in New York (Harry Cat's Pet Puppy), in need of a new home when his beloved tree stump is squashed by two rather overweight ladies who are taking a walk through the meadow and sit down on it to take a rest. His friend Simon Turtle must come to rescue him by chewing a hole in the stump. Many of Chester's friends, including John Robin, Emily and Henry Chipmunk, Donald Dragonfly, and Beatrice Pheasant, all invite him to live with them, but things never seem to work out for Chester, so Simon and Walter Watersnake try to think of how to find Chester a new home of his own. I do not know exactly why, but this book seemed especially poignant and touched me in a way that the other sequels to A Cricket in Times Square did not. As to language, some common euphemisms (gosh, drat) are found, there is a statement that the ladies used "swearwords--polite ones" when the stump was squashed and they fell into the nearby stream (though no actual swearwords appear), and the phrase "good Lord" is used once as an exclamation. Also, Chester does threaten to commit suicide on one occasion, but it does not appear that he is really serious about it. Otherwise, there is nothing objectionable in this book, and I think that it is a truly great story.
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