Chester Cricket and His Friends

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Chester Cricket's New Home
Chester Cricket and His Friends
George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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


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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
Chester Cricket and His Friends
George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"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...


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The Old Meadow
Chester Cricket and His Friends
George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

"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...


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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse / Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Chester Cricket and His Friends
George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
Square Fish

See how Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse became friends and then soar above the city with Chester Cricket and Lulu Pigeon in these delightful companions to The...


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The Cricket in Times Square
Chester Cricket and His Friends
George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
Square Fish

A mouse, a cat, and a cricket take a bite out of the Big Apple.


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Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Chester Cricket and His Friends
Written by George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams
Square Fish

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...


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Un Grillo En Time Square
Chester Cricket and His Friends
Chester Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams
Square Fish

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...


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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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About the Author

George Selden
George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of A Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children’s classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship.
 
People often asked Selden how he got the idea for The Cricket in Times Square. “One night I was coming home on the subway, and I did hear a cricket chirp in the Times Square subway station. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those, although they happen all too infrequently.” The popular Cricket series grew to seven titles, including Tucker's Countryside and The Old Meadow. In 1973, The Cricket in Times Square was made into an animated film. Selden wrote more than fifteen books, as well as two plays. His storytelling blends the marvelous with the commonplace realities of life, and it was essential to him that his animal characters display true emotions and feelings.
Photo by Marcia Johnston
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