©1960 George Seldon Thompson; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
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)
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.
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.
Mr. Shalhoub's excellent performance brought the story to life for us! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this; thank you!!
the story comes alive as you see yourself in Chester and each member of the family. I could visualize the scenery as if I were looking through Chester's eyes.
A painter who reads and has three boys and four dogs and a d.h.
We sorta liked and kind of disliked. We bought this for our granddaughters but we live two states away and they haven't had any opportunity to hear it. It was difficult to follow, however the puppies LOVED it! We're planning on hearing the story again so we can glean more details.
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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