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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.
Bought as a gift and listed as a classic. Living in or near NYC is just a bonus.Published 6 days ago by Vivian Tremayne
My daughter and I began reading this book before we took our family Christmas trip to NewYork City this year. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Franklyscarlett
Everyone involved in this endeavor should have received an award! The book earned a well-deserved Newbery Honor in 1961. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Cori S.
This is great book for kids. Adorable story with great lessons.Published 28 days ago by maria Jones