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What does Chester look like?  While his likeness is captured beautifully in the book, this Chester doll is a fair representation. Created as a gift, the plush stuffed toy is  faithful to Chester as a plebe.  Check out the amazing details—brass nameplate “inscribed” with CHESTER, his blue-rimmed tee under the white works tunic, the silver belt buckle with initials NA (the only thing missing are the words Fidelity and Obedience), and his paw pads.  While Chester’s fur tone is really in the tawny/golden color family and his dixie cup cover needs a bit of tweaking, we are enthralled.  Wouldn’t it make a nice addition to the book?

Commissioning 101 EXPO – Chester Midshipmouse will be there!

An expo for parents and friends of USNA midshipmen, especially those graduating/commissioning in 2019 is being held Saturday, February 16th.

Susan Weisberg will be signing her book, Chester Midshipmouse at the event.

Commissioning 101 ~   February 16, 2019 ~  9:30-13:30 (1:30 pm) ~

The Byzantium ~

2747 Riva Road~

Annapolis, MD

(Thank you for the invitation USNA Parents Club of Maryland!)


Join Chester at the Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony- Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at Historic Ogle Hall – 247 King St, Annapolis, Maryland. 

“This free family-friendly event will feature light refreshments, a chance to take a photo with Santa, a special performance by the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis, and Art Show from the Naval Academy Primary School, and a  book sale and signing by Susan Weisberg, author of Chester Midshipmouse, and a proclamation by the Town Crier, all capped off by the Lighting of the Tree with Mayor Gavin Buckley!”

This is going to be fun!  For more information and details regarding the book, the event and beautiful Ogle Hall:  Facebook @Chester Midshipmouse



Susan Weisberg will be among three authors discussing their books and writing for children at the Caritas Society of St. John’s College fundraising event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3 to 5 pm.  The discussion, book signing and reception is in conjunction with the Mitchell Gallery exhibit: Childhood Classics: 100 years of Children’s Book Illustrations.  Tickets are available online ($40) at, by check (Caritas Society- 60 College Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401), and at the door ($45).  For more information:  Facebook @Chester Midshipmouse