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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse / Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse / Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Two Books in One

Chester Cricket and His Friends

George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams

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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
Meet Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse. No one would ever dream that a cat and mouse could become friends, but that doesn't stop Harry and Tucker. All they have is each other to depend on. Together they begin an exciting adventure throughout New York, searching for a home they can call their own. But the two friends run into troublesome times in their journey around town. Is all hope lost? Where will they turn to next?

Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Chester Cricket 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, he finds his way out of the subway and into Times Square, where he might be able to see the sky—if he could just get past all of the bright lights. Then he meets Lulu Pigeon. Every pigeon Chester's ever known loves to eat crickets. But could Lulu turn out to be a friend? Could she fly him above the bright lights so he can see the starry night sky again?

Praise for Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse / Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

“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 on Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse

“Chester, a country cricket who misses stargazing during his stay in the city, takes a breathtaking ride with new friend Lulu Pigeon over New York. Descriptions of Central Park and Times Square are evocative . . . Full-page pen-and-ink drawings are panoramic and most vibrant when depicting the familiar Chester, Harry Cat, and Tucker.” —Booklist on Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

“Thoughtful but unpretentious, humorous without more cleverness, this is nothing less than a good story, well told and sympathetically illustrated.” —School Library Journal on Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

“Williams's big, breathtaking pen-and-ink drawings almost steal the show from the author.” —Publishers Weekly on Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride


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George Selden; Illustrated by Garth Williams

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. 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 lived in New York City until his death in December 1989. He enjoyed music, archaeology, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Garth Williams illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other distinguished works, including Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Photo by Marcia Johnston

George Selden

Garth Williams

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