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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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Chester Cricket's New Home
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Chester Cricket's New Home

Chester Cricket and His Friends

George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

When two rather stout ladies sit on Chester Cricket's home in the Old Meadow, the worm-eaten stump collapses and Chester, aided by his friends, is forced to look for a new home.

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Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
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Harry Cat's Pet Puppy

George Selden; illustrated by Garth Williams
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse try to find a permanent home for a young stray puppy they have befriended. A sequel to Tucker's Countryside, from George Selden and illustrator Garth Williams.

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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse

Chester Cricket and His Friends

George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
FSG Books for Young Readers
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 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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The Old Meadow
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The Old Meadow

Chester Cricket and His Friends

George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Chester Cricket and his friends from the meadow have to help poor old Mr. Budd. He and his dog Dubber have to move out of their quiet corner of the Old Meadow because it has been named a historical...

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Tucker's Countryside
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Tucker's Countryside

George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams
Square Fish
Square Fish

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 off on the long,...

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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker's Beetle Band
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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Tucker's Beetle Band

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Story by Thea Feldman; Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov; Inspired by George Selden and Garth Williams
Square Fish
Square Fish

My Readers Level 2: Tucker Mouse is managing a beetle band in this all new story created especially for beginning readers based on characters from The Cricket in Times Square.

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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Harry to the Rescue!
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Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse: Harry to the Rescue!

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Story by Thea Feldman; Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov; Inspired by George Selden and Garth Williams
Square Fish
Square Fish

My Readers Level 2: Tucker Mouse is trapped and Harry Cat is trying to rescue him in this all new story created especially for beginning readers based on characters from The Cricket in Times Square.

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Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
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Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Chester Cricket and His Friends

Written by George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams
Square Fish
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 he misses seeing real stars at night.

Happily,...

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Un Grillo En Time Square
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Un Grillo En Time Square

Chester Cricket and His Friends

George Selden; Pictures by Garth Williams
Square Fish
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 friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very...

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