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Title:
Chester Cricket's pigeon ride
Author:
Selden, George, 1929-1989.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1981.
Summary:
Nostalgic for his country home, Chester Cricket braves the busy city streets in search of a tree and finds a new friend in the process.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 1.0 56333.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.5 3 Quiz: 02081 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780374312398
Format :
Book

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Summary

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!


Author Notes

George Selden Thompson was born in Hartford, Connecticut on May 14, 1929. He graduated from Yale University in 1951 and studied in Rome for a year on a Fulbright Scholarship. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 15 children's books and 2 plays under the name George Selden. His first book, The Cricket in Times Square, was published in 1960. It won a John Newbery Medal in 1961 and was made into an animated film in 1973. His other works include Tucker's Countryside, The Old Meadow, and Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse. He died from complications from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage on December 5, 1989 at the age of 60.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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