Author

George Selden

Biography

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.

The Cricket in Times Square
Tucker's Countryside
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
The Cricket in Times Square
Tucker's Countryside
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

Books by George Selden

    chapter • 160 Pages
    The Cricket in Times Square
    #1 in Series
    Garth Williams, George Selden
    chapter • 192 Pages
    Tucker's Countryside
    #2 in Series
    George Selden, Garth Williams
    picture • 176 Pages
    Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
    #3 in Series
    George Selden, Garth Williams
    chapter • 64 Pages
    Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
    #4 in Series
    George Selden, Garth Williams
    chapter • 80 Pages
    Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
    #6 in Series
    Garth Williams, George Selden

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All George Selden Books

chapter • 160 Pages
6.4
#1 in Series
Paperback
$7.99$7.59
chapter • 192 Pages
Tucker's Countryside
Paperback
$7.99$7.59
chapter • 64 Pages
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride
Paperback
$14.99$13.98
chapter • 80 Pages
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse
Hardcover
$16.00$15.20
picture • 176 Pages
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy
Hardcover
$15.00$14.25

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Garth Williams

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