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Harry Cat's Pet Puppy

Harry Cat's Pet Puppy

A Companion to the Cricket in Times Square

Chester Cricket and His Friends (Volume 3)

George Selden; illustrated by Garth Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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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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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 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.


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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George Selden

Garth Williams

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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