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Mario is elated to find Chester. He begs his parents to let him keep the shiny insect in the newsstand, assuring his bug-fearing mother that crickets are harmless, maybe even good luck. What ensues is an altogether captivating spin on the city mouse/country mouse story, as Chester adjusts to the bustle of the big city. Despite the cricket's comfortable matchbox bed (with Kleenex sheets); the fancy, seven-tiered pagoda cricket cage from Sai Fong's novelty shop; tasty mulberry leaves; the jolly company of Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat; and even his new-found fame as "the most famous musician in New York City," Chester begins to miss his peaceful life in the Connecticut countryside. The Cricket in Times Square--a Newbery Award runner-up in 1961--is charmingly illustrated by the well-loved Garth Williams, and the tiniest details of this elegantly spun, vividly told, surprisingly suspenseful tale will stick with children for years and years. Make sure this classic sits on the shelf of your favorite child, right next to The Wind in the Willows. (Ages 9 to 12) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great children's book. Bought as a gift for a teacher to read to her class. KindergartenPublished 1 month ago by Garden Lady
A favorite when I was younger, so happy to be able to read to my children now!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It was a great book and I want there to be more books about it. I loved how Chester is a cricket he's my favourite characterPublished 1 month ago by Keith Wucik
This was one of my favorite series when I was about 8-9 years old. I just had to read it again. :DPublished 2 months ago by Laurel A