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Author: FSG BYR Author To Be Revealed May 2022, George Selden Narrator: Vikas Adam Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners Audio Length: Series:The Chester Cricket and His Friends Series Release Date: May 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250875952

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An updated version of the timeless children's classic featuring a business-savvy mouse, a kind alley cat, and a talented country cricket, featuring a new foreword and revisions by YA author Stacey Lee. 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. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers

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  • The story of a musical cricket and his friends, a mouse and a cat of real character, who took up their abode in a Times Square newsstand...Most appealing whimsy with beautiful illustrations by Garth Williams.

    - Starred, School Library Journal

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love this book. I think this book is grate becuase it is a book that can tell what may happend in a real world. A cricket and a boy, united by... The author did from such a little topic, a huge book. he did from such a little scene a huge theather. The cricket in time square. A cricket. Times square. "

    - Ana, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I always wanted to read this and it was really good. I love stories of unlikely characters banding together. It was sweet. "

    - Sharonbrown3158, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my all-time favorites...the pictures are some of the best, and goes far past the "oh look at the cute talking animals!" genre. "

    - Abby, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A fantasy book with animals. A cricket ends up in NY City after hopping into a picnic basket in his home state of Connecticut. He makes wonderful friends with a boy, a cat and a mouse. I listened to the book on cassette and thoroughly enjoyed the story. "

    - Kris, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Yawn - how did this book win a Newbery? "

    - Toni, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nothing complex here. I like how a children's story can be told in a compelling way without a haunting villain. And with most children's books involving animals you sort of expect the story to be rooted in the good versus evil plot line, but really here you have more of a cricket's search for place and wrestling with purpose. "

    - Brandon, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book. Very imaginative and the illustrations are incredible. Excellent book to read to the kids. I have yet to read the Newberry Award winning book that didn't live up to the medal's reputation. This one certainly did not disappoint. "

    - Bryce, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Tucker the mouse, Mario the boy, Chester the Cricket and Harry the cat. What a wonderful story. Mario said a boy in school told him you could tell the temperature outside by counting a cricket's chirps per minutes divide by 4 and add 40. Hmmm, wonder if that's true? I loved it when Tucker said "I learned the value of economicness - which means saving." I also learned from Sai Fong when learning to use chop sticks make believe they are two long fingers. Great advice! "

    - Kathryn, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another sweet story with animal characters. Perfect family read aloud. "

    - RobesonBoys, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This has been a family favorite for many years. It is aimed for younger kids, but it it still fun to read when you're older. Apparently this book hs sequels, so you might like them, but I have never read or hear of them. "

    - gabriello, 11/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just read this to the kiddos. It's great. "

    - Tiffany, 11/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " another enjoyable book read with Mary! I just may get through all the classics : ) "

    - Terry, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read out loud with my son. We alternated paragraphs. He loved the characters in this book. Was torn between 3 and 4 stars. Went ahead with 4 because of how much fun we had reading this book. "

    - Mike, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " good when i read it but its not my thing now.charming. "

    - Kidz, 10/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of my very young reader's books. I read it as a kid and have since reread it. Anyone who appreciates NYC will enjoy this book. "

    - Lauren, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a blast from the past! Loved it when I was a child, an guess what I still love it as an adult. "

    - Lesley, 6/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this book when I was in 5th grade. The next year my 6th grade teacher took me to Jefferson City to a Scholastic Conference. I met the illustrator and he autographed my book. I read this to Peter as a bedtime story. "

    - Windy, 4/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " IT was a great book about a cricket who lived in the New York City subway, he didn't have a very good life since he lived under garbage. Something surprising happens to him, something wonderful. "

    - Eric, 4/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute book. My kids enjoyed it. "

    - Sharri, 12/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Touching ending "

    - Andrew, 12/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The whole family listened to this on audio tape. We all enjoyed this very much, even my three year old daughter. The Cricket befriends a mouse and cat in Times Square and learns to play classical and popular music. Quite fun and delightful! "

    - Shauna, 8/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " this book is about a cricket who wanders into new yorks famous times square "

    - Mya, 8/3/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I don't like this book at all. I don't know why... "

    - Edie, 5/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Chester Cricket leaves his home in a Connecticut meadow to see NYC. Like any tourist he needs a guide. He finds two. Tucker, city mouse and his friend, Harry Cat. A Newberry Award Book. "

    - Helen, 1/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book when I was little. "

    - Dillon, 12/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this book was really good,kinda slow at first but it was awesome. "

    - Ruby, 11/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a very sweet children's book. We listened to it on CD and I'd highly recommend that as the reader does an excellent job with the voices and the little cricket sounds in the background are a great addition! "

    - Kellie, 10/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really fun story. I loved it so much. "

    - Lindi, 9/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I dont have much to say because I did not like it.So thats all I have to say "

    - Jadelyn, 7/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Just finishing reading it with Cayman... "

    - Alexis, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great audio--listened to the Tony Shaloub-narrated version, and he was fantastic. "

    - Jen, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm guessing on the date based on my handwriting on the bookplate. "

    - Shannon, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Read this many many years ago, but LOVE it! "

    - Kristin, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book sincerely as a girl. "

    - Kristina, 5/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I am having so much fun sharing my favorite children's books with Noah, now that he is old enough to understand and appreciate them. "Cricket" is a fun read with wonderful pictures by Garth Williams. Noah and I both gave this two thumbs up. "

    - Lauren, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " OMG even though its short its REALLY good, i mean i finished it in an hour, thats how addicted i was to it, you GOTTA read it. its really really good. "

    - Rose, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Read this to my boys, a homeschool read-aloud. They both enjoyed it, even though it was fairly slow. "

    - Robyn, 4/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A funny book! You could also say it was a friendship book, too. Happy ending! :D "

    - ?Stephanie, 4/17/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Sweet (and bittersweet) story, about friendship and family and hime. 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.. "

    - Tricia, 4/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book can be used in so many ways in chapters 1 and 2 teachers can introduce not contractions, 3 and 4 pronouns, 5-7 plural nouns, The Cricket in Times Square has so many good lesson incorporated into one book. This book can even be read to students in Kindergarten as a fun read aloud! "

    - Amy, 4/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. I read it when i was in 5th grade. It's a good book. Its about a cat and a mouse and a cricket becoming good friends. Usually cats would chase after mice but they became good friends! Read it if you want to know the ending! :D "

    - Lindsay, 3/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book when I read it as a kid, and DD loved it when I read it out loud to her. However, she got so upset when the book ended that she cried for hours! All was better a couple days later though, when we ran across a cricket in the garden. :-) "

    - Katie, 3/26/2011

About the Author

George Selden (1929–1989) wrote not only about the adventures of Chester, Harry, Tucker, and their friends but also The Genie of Sutton Place, which was one of School Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year.

About the Narrator

Vikas Adam is a classically trained actor with numerous credits in stage, film, commercials, and television, in addition to his over two hundred recorded audiobooks. His narrations have garnered numerous awards and nominations, including AudioFile Earphones Awards, various Best of the Year lists, and the prestigious Audie Award. He was an inaugural inductee into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame.