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    DescriptionA Connecticut cricket named Chester hops a ride in a picnic basket and ends up in a near-bankrupt newsstand in Times Square. He teams up with the son of the newsstand's owners, a fast-talking mouse and a local cat to rescue the business.

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    Cricket in Times Square
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Selden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 132
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9780312380038
    ISBN 10: 0312380038

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    LC classification: PZ10.3.T3734 CR 2008
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    Edition statement
    Anniversary Edi.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Square Fish
    Imprint name
    Square Fish
    Publication date
    15 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of "The Cricket in Times Square," winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children's classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship. People often asked Selden how he got the idea for "The Cricket in Times Square." "One night I was coming home on the subway, and I did hear a cricket chirp in the Times Square subway station. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those, although they happen all too infrequently." The popular "Cricket "series grew to seven titles, including "Tucker's Countryside" and "The Old Meadow." In 1973, "The Cricket in Times Square" was made into an animated film. Selden wrote more than fifteen books, as well as two plays. His storytelling blends the marvelous with the commonplace realities of life, and it was essential to him that his animal characters display true emotions and feelings. Selden lived in New York City until his death in December 1989. He enjoyed music, archaeology, and J.R.R. Tolkien. His editor, Stephen Roxburgh, said, "Chester Cricket, Harry Cat, Tucker Mouse, and their friends celebrate the triumph of innocence and camaraderie over cynicism and selfishness. George Selden is gone, but his voice lives on in Chester Cricket's song." Garth Williams (1912-1996) illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other distinguished works, including "Stuart Little," "Charlotte's Web," and the "Little Hou"se series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
    Review quote
    "The story of a musical cricket and his friends, a mouse and a cat of real character, who took up their abode in a Times Square newsstand . . . Most appealing whimsy with beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams."--"School Library Journal", Starred Review "Delightful reading for the whole family."--"The Horn Book Magazine" "This is absolutely grand fun for anyone, a nine to ninety book with the most enchanting portraits by Garth Williams."--"The New York Herald Tribune"