Friday, March 19, 2010

Review: The Old Meadow by George Selden

Chester Cricket and the meadowfolk band together to save Mr. Budd from being evicted from the Old Meadow by the town council. Through their efforts and dreams, they are able to stop the world one magical night just long enough to make a difference.


From the library.

This one gets three stars. I have to admit that I didn't enjoy it as much as the others. There was just something missing and it was quite dark. I didn't particularly like Ashley the Mockingbird either. He just didn't do anything for me. I think it was the prevalence of humans in the story which made it less charming. It was nice to revisit Chester, Simon, and our new friend Walter the Water Snake. The illustrations by Garth Williams were also lovely, as usual.




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