Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Chester Cricket s Pigeon Ride 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

  • Title: Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
  • Author: George Selden Garth Williams
  • ISBN: 9780374411817
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thChester 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

    One thought on “Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride”

    1. As other reviewers have noted, this is more a showcase for Garth Williams's incredible illustrations than Selden's writing, but I really identify with feeling trapped somewhere, then taking a step back to gain a fresh perspective. Selden has tapped into something universal that anyone can identify with, and I think this little book is an important addition to the Chester Cricket stories.

    2. This was a an ok story. I wasn't really into it. I don't know why, but I wasn't interested in it. I only read it because it was assigned to me when I was in grade school

    3. This was a cute short-story about Chester Cricket going on a real adventure with his new friend, Lulu.It was an enjoyable read that was a very short book that was readable in one sitting. It had beautiful drawings that pulled the story together. Without the drawings, it would be a wimpy, 20-paged book. But it wasn't, and therefore, it was adorable. Since it was a children's book, there was no plot. It was just Chester and Lulu flying around New York exploring. I rated it 3 stars because it was m [...]

    4. It is a lot of fun to revisit the characters that made such an indelible impact on me in the classic "The Cricket in Times Square". I'm glad that George Selden elected to write so many companion books to the original. The story in Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride is nice, and worth reading, but in my thinking what really makes this book unusual is the breathtaking illustrations of Garth Williams. I have never seen his drawings quite like this, at a level of skillful magnitude that had me quite lite [...]

    5. I picked this up in the library thinking it might be a potential book club choice if I ever got around to starting a book club at school. I never got the book club off the ground but I did read this book over a few days and I enjoyed it.I can imagine few things more sickeningly sweet than a homesick cricket hitching a ride on the back of a pigeon. The book is well written, though, and makes for a very fast read due in part to the extensive illustrations. The drawings make up about 45% of the boo [...]

    6. “Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride” is another spin-off adventure from George Selden’s “ wonderful “A Cricket in Times Square”. It is a short story where Chester is whisked away on a tour of New York City on the back of his new friend, Lulu pigeon. Chester visits all the sights that everyone must see on a visit to the famous city, including Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.It is short and sweet, and an easy read. It would be a fun read for any child who [...]

    7. The best the best the best. Garth Williams is my favorite illustrator. This an "old style" children's book that actually has a real story and some meat to it. I loved it. The spectacular Williams' pen and inks of a cricket's view of New York City from the back of a pigeon (yes!) alone is enough to get this five stars--six if that was on offer. And George Selden's story is of course fabulous as well. (And for those who love them. some gorgeous pictures of Tucker mouse and Harry cat.)

    8. This one is a real showcase of Garth William's illustrations. The story is limited to animal interactions, though, so, again, I don't think it is nearly as good as The Cricket in Times Square. That being said, I imagine it's really popular with Manhattanites. The brief bit of history and the tour that Chester takes are very flattering to the city and would make a loyal NYer feel proud.

    9. Chester Cricket met Lulu, a pigeon, who took Chester on a tour through New York City. The tour consisted of Central Park, Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty. It is a thrilling short extension of The Cricket in Times Square.

    10. felt a little forced - for an adult. Quick and cute little story about Chester Cricket set in the middle of his time in Times Square. Nice if you love NYC, since Chester catches a tour of the Big Apple from a friendly pigeon who loves his music. Didn't speak to me as much as Chester's Countryside did both years ago and recently.

    11. When I put this on hold at the library I didn't realize this wasn't a chapter book like the rest of the series. It is long picture book instead. It is also interesting in that it brings up characters from throughout the series but the plot puts it in the middle of Cricket in Times Square.

    12. A cute novella that seems to be either an ode to New York or one person's imagining of what it would be like to soar freely over the city or both.

    13. Since my 4 & 6 year old girls LOVED A Cricket in Times Square, they knew the characters, and this was a short and fun read aloud for us to share.

    14. It was good however misleading. I was hoping it would be chester's return to NY but It was nothing more than a missing "chapter" to the first book "A Cricket in Times Square"

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