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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.
It was the best book ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Abbie, 9 years old)
We enjoyed reading together. She loved the characters. Recommend for animal lovers.
It was the best book I've ever read and i want to read more of these books because they are awsomePublished 15 days ago by Ruthie Dennis
This book was really good.
I really liked the southern that wrote this book.
Reading is fun because of you.
great book my daughter has this on her list of 4th grade readers and she also got to see the video of the Christmas version [next in sceries] perfect for all ages, easy to read,... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Heather Goliber