Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square : All about Animals (Chester Cricket Ser.)
New York Dell Publishing 1970 0440415632 / 9780440415633 Trade Paperback Good+
Illustrated by Williams, Garth
Covers somewhat creased, some ordinary shelf wear. Some pages bent out at corners.
A Newbery Award Honor Book and a Dell Yearling book.
"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 Bellinis' 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. Throughout their escapades and their ups and downs in New York City, together they somehow manage to bring success to the almost bankrupt newsstand. "
Pen and ink illustrations.
Est. Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall