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Garth Williams

Garth Williams (1912-96) illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other works, including Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web.

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  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from George Selden's classic children's book The Cricket in Times Square, read my Tony Shalhoub. 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 there still if he hadn't followed the entrancing aroma

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"Readers of this favorite series will delight in the chance to share another experience with Chester and the inhabitants of the Old Meadow." --Booklist

"Selden's new story, graced again by Williams's lovely pictures, won't sit on any shelves long." --Publishers Weekly

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"From the wryly humorous opening, in which the infant Tucker Mouse chooses his name, to the satisfying warmth of Tucker and Harry's defense of their drainpipe home in Times Square, the characters...are as vibrant and joyful as ever...Wonderfully expressive black-and-white illustrations." --Publishers Weekly

"A splendid prequel to The Cricket in Times Square." --The Horn Book

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"Selden's well-loved, diminutive hero Chester Cricket is back...Underneath the story's action and humor lies an eloquent message about the importance of unspoiled nature and of the harmony that...

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Chester Cricket needs help. That’s the message John Robin carries into the Times Square subway station where Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse live. Quickly, Chester’s good friends set...

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