The Cricket In Times Square

The Cricket In Times Square

Paperback - 2008
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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 City--the 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 guides--and friends--than Tucker and Harry. The trio have many adventures--from 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 one--not even Chester himself--realizes 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.

Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2008
ISBN: 9780312380038


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coffeebookie Jun 05, 2017

This little story was chock-full of fun and adventure. It is an endearing tale about Harry cat, Tucker mouse, and Chester cricket and their journeys together in New York City. There are great life lessons on perseverance, compromise and friendship. There are plenty of little cultural treats woven throughout the story, exposing children to a nuance of diverse surroundings and experiences. And…a happy ending to boot! Fantastic!

Jan 08, 2016

Such a lovely cute story about three animals and their interactions with the humans around them. Perfect to read aloud to an animal loving 8 yr old!

Dec 30, 2015

nice book

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

When Chester the cricket found himself in Times Square, he certainly wasn't expecting to befriend a street-wise cat and mouse. Together, Chester and his new friends explore the city and have exciting adventures.

Apr 17, 2013

This is probably my favorite childrens book of all time. Totally a five star book!

klints Dec 21, 2012

I remember reading this book as a kid. It still remains one of my favorite.

Nov 25, 2011

This book is a work of art. I love reading it and it deserves 5 stars.

Aug 04, 2011

This is a wonderful book, I rate it five stars!!!!!!


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Jun 21, 2016

"Help! Murder! Fire! Police!"

- Tucker Mouse


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