The Cricket in Times Square

  • by George Selden
  • Narrated by Tony Shalhoub
  • 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

All of us were sad when it was over.

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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- Lilly Keel

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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- Mom2Skye

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio