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The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends, Bk 1)
The Cricket in Times Square - Chester Cricket and His Friends, Bk 1
Author: Garth Williams (Illustrator), George Selden
Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City - the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He'd be th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440415633
ISBN-10: 0440415632
Publication Date: 10/1970
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.1 stars, based on 135 ratings
Publisher: Yearling
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The Cricket in Times Square--a Newbery Award runner-up in 1961--is charmingly illustrated by the well-loved Garth Williams, and the tiniest details of this elegantly spun, vividly told, surprisingly suspenseful tale will stick with children for years and years. Make sure this classic sits on the shelf of your favorite child, right next to The Wind in the Willows. (Ages 9 to 12)
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A Dell Yearling book, and a runner up for the 1961 Newbery Medal.
Charming illustrations by the well-loved Garth Williams
This is a vividly told tale that will stick with children for years and years. A mouse, a cricket, and a cat help a financially beleaguered family running a news kiosk in Times Square.(Ages 9 to 12)
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One of my all-time favorite books when I was younger. I couldn't believe it'd taken persuasion from my parents to get me started on this gift from their best friend.
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We just finished reading this children's classic 2 chapters at a time during the kids' bedtime. It's a sweet little story, but to me it dragged a little bit. Still, the kids enjoyed it and I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more too if I'd read it as a kid. Chester Cricket from the country in Connecticut accidentally gets trapped in a picnic basket and finds his way to the Times Square subway station where he befriends Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat. He's adopted by Mario Bellini, whose parents own a newsstand in the station. Chester's life suddenly changes when it's discovered that he has a talent for music. What will he do with his new-found fame? Adding to the charm of this simple story are wonderfully detailed illustrations.
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I love this classic childrens story of friendship
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Wonderful book! Included in the Beyond-Five in a Row homeschool curriculum
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Classic Children's tale.


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