The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends)


The Cricket in Times Square (Chester Cricket and His Friends) Author George Selden
ISBN-10 0312380038
ISBN-13 9780312380038
Year 2008-04-01
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Square Fish
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Tucker is a streetwise city mouse He thought he d seen it all But he s never met a cricket before which really isn t surprising because along with his friend Harry Cat Tucker lives in the very heart of New York Citythe Times Square subway station Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow He d be there still if he hadn t followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone s picnic basket Now like any tourist in the city he wants to look around And he could not have found two better guidesand friendsthan Tucker and Harry The trio have many adventuresfrom taking in the sights and sounds of Broadway to escaping a smoky fire Chester makes a third friend too It is a boy Mario who rescues Chester from a dusty corner of the subway station and brings him to live in the safety of his parents newsstand He hopes at first to keep Chester as a pet but Mario soon understands that the cricket is more than that Because Chester has a hidden talent and no onenot even Chester himselfrealizes that the little country cricket may just be able to teach even the toughest New Yorkers a thing or two The Cricket in Times Square is a 1961 Newbery Honor Book

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