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The Cricket in Times Square
Contributor(s): Selden, George (Author), Shalhoub, Tony (Read by), Williams, Garth (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1427204454     ISBN-13: 9781427204455
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
OUR PRICE: $12.74  

Binding Type: Compact Disc - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2008

Annotation: 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.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Dewey: FIC
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Series: Chester Cricket and His Friends
Physical Information: 0.57" H x 5.76" W x 7.16" (0.34 lbs) 2 pages
- Locality - New York, N.Y.
- Geographic Orientation - New York
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Unabridged
Awards: Grammy Awards (Spoken Word), Nominee, Child. Spoken Word Album, 2008
Audies, Finalist, Children Ages 8-12, 2009
Audies, Finalist, Package Design, 2009
Review Citations: Audio File Bst Child & Family 12/01/2008 pg. 27
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Contributor Bio(s): Shalhoub, Tony: - Tony Shalhoub is best known for his role as obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk in the hit television series Monk, for which he has won a Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He received a Grammy nomination for his narration of George Selden's Newbery Honor-winning children's book The Cricket in Times Square for Macmillan Audio. Shalhoub has also appeared in films including Feed the Fish, Careless, Spy Kids, Galaxy Quest, Men in Black, Men in Black, II, and Big Night, and he provided the voice of Luigi for Cars. He has acted in Broadway productions of The Odd Couple, Conversations with My Father (for which he was nominated for a Tony Award), The Heidi Chronicles, and Lend Me a Tenor.Williams, Garth: - Garth Williams (1912-96) illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other works, including Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web.Selden, George: - George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of A 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.
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