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The Cricket in Times Square Paperback – September 15, 1970
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"Most appealing whimsy, with beautiful illustrations." -- Library Journal.
A Newbery Honor Book.
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After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up residence in the Bellini's newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario whose parents run the unsuccessful newsstand, a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker and his pal, Harry the Cat. The comic, sometimes tragic side of life in the city is brought into relief as the friends struggle to bring success to the almost bankrupt newsstand.
"Most appealing whimsy, with beautiful illustrations." -- Library Journal. A Newbery Honor Book.
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Because this was during the day and age pre-video games, a great book was an important find during that time. The Cricket in Times Square was one of those books.
I disappeared into it and loved being in the subway, visiting the newsstand and almost smelling the newspapers, and taking a trip to mysterious Chinatown. Even after all
these years I remember this book fondly and I was actually looking to see if it was in EBook form because I thought it would be great to read again. Unfortunately it isn't yet.
This book is a great book for boy or girl to read and I hope they enjoy it today as I did back when I was a kid. This book and the Men of Iron by Howard Pyle were my two elementary school favorites.