The Cricket in Times Square
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The Cricket in Times Square

Written by George Selden & illustrated by Garth Williams
Book #1 in the Chester Cricket and His Friends Series
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9 - 12
Reading age
132
Page count
192
Words per page
780L
Lexile measure
Apr 1, 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.

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Book Details

ISBN
9780312380038
Publication Date
April 1, 2008
Publisher
Square Fish
Original Publication Date
January 1, 1960
Original Publisher
Ariel Books
Page Count
132
Words Per Page
192
Audience
Middle Grade
Reading Age
9 - 12 years
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
176973426
Lexile® Level
780L
Scholastic Level
S
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~S
ATOS® Book Level
4.9
Accelerated Reader® Points
4
Accelerated Reader Quiz
22
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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