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The Cricket in Times Square Audiobook

The Cricket in Times Square

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.
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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.

©1960 George Seldon Thompson; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

2008 Grammy Nominee, Best Spoken Word Album For Children

"Delightful reading for the whole family." (The Horn Book Magazine)
"This is absolutely grand fun for anyone, a nine to 90 book." (The New York Herald Tribune)
"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." (School Library Journal)

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    Mom2Skye Bay Area, CA 06-19-15
    Mom2Skye Bay Area, CA 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story!"

    The characters in this book are really nice and have all different personalities. The ending is sad and happy at the same time. I totally recommend this book for kids 6-12. I'm nine and I LOVED listening to this book.

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    Lilly Keel USA 07-24-14
    Lilly Keel USA 07-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    I downloaded this book to enjoy on a long car trip. We did indeed enjoy it. Tony Shaloub's narration was engrossing and we were completely engaged in the story for the duration of the book. All of us were wishing it was a longer book as we were sad when the end came. I highly recommend this version.

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    Mar 02-13-16
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    "Wonderful book"

    Favorite from childhood. Still enjoy this today. There are sequels. please add more to audible.

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    Stephanie 12-16-15
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    I loved the book! It was pretty easy to get and listen to the music and the words

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    Alyssa 10-23-15
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    "Simply delightful"

    This has been one of my favorite books since childhood. And it's a story you never outgrow. Every step of Chester's adventures are delightful and inspiring. A short easy read (or listen). Great for helping you get through boring chores on a rainy day.

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    This story kept our 4 and 6 year olds' attention for the entire car trip

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