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  • Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1960.
  • Year Published: 1960
  • Description: 151 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 780

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0440415632 (pbk.)
  • 0374316503 :
  • 0440228891 :
  • 044022022x :


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The cricket in Times Square

by Selden, George, 1929-1989.

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Call number: J Fiction / Selden, George, R Newbery Honor 1961

Community Reviews

Great book!

I remember reading this amazing book in fourth grade. I couldn't stop reading until I finished it. It was so addicting...

Great pets

A boy mario finds a cricket and they have adventures.

Sweet tale of friendship

Sweet (and bittersweet) story, about friendship and family and home.

That part where all of NYC (or at least a big chunk of Times Square) is standing around listening to Chester reminded me of another family favorite, Mole Music.

Minor quibble (feel free to skip if you'd rather bask in the glow of a good story): The one thing that bugged me was how the author used "person" to refer to all the animals. Yes, in your story they are sentient beings with personalities and complex communication, but they are not people. "Being"? "Living creature"? Something like that, used to refer to all the human and non-human characters, would not have bugged me as much as "people" for non-humans.

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