The Cricket in Times Square
The Newbery Honor ClassicIn the more than thirty years since The Cricket in Times Square was first published, it has become a classic for all ages, passed down from generation to generation. Georg Selden's whimsical tale of a little Connecticut cricket named Chester, whose entrapment in a wicker... show more
The Newbery Honor ClassicIn the more than thirty years since The Cricket in Times Square was first published, it has become a classic for all ages, passed down from generation to generation. Georg Selden's whimsical tale of a little Connecticut cricket named Chester, whose entrapment in a wicker picnic basket leads to never-before-dreamed-of adventures upon his arrival in Times Square, in its original, unabridged form, becomes a delightful performance as retold by Rene Auberjonois.The Cricket In Times SquareAfter Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and Tucker's sidekick, Harry the Cat. The escapades of these four friends in bustling New York City makes for lively listening and humorous entertainment. And somehow, they manage to bring a taste of success to the nearly bankrupt newsstand.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 11th 1999
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
Series: Chester Cricket and His Friends (#1)
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI absolutely loved this book. It is an adorably entertaining read.While reading it, I had vague recollections of having read it before, but nothing concrete. I think I read it in elementary school, but I don't remember much of it. I am so glad I read i...
Absolutely love the book. I recommend for all children.
It would be four stars if not for the stereotyped Sai Fong.
A simple, charming story. Chester Cricket after becoming trapped beneath roast beef sandwiches in a picnic basket finds himself stranded in the station below Times Square. This is where Mario Belini, a struggling newspaper vendor's son, finds and adopts him. Out of gratitude and after an unfortunate...
The story was good, and the illustrations were nice; still, this book was somewhat unremarkable. I get that it was written for kids, but my copy says the book was written at a sixth grade reading level. Well, I can tell you right now that my sixth grade classmates would have found a story like thi...