Cricket in Times Square

Cricket in Times Square

by George Selden, Stacey Lee (Foreword and updates), Garth Williams (Illustrator)
Mass market paperback, 144 pages
List Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $6.79

This edition makes changes to the way the Chinese characters are represented, taking out the [now considered stereotypical] broken accents and bowing. It's considered more in line with the times and in some ways might be considered more descriptive, but (in our opinion) is not as fun to read. 

After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station from his native Connecticut via a picnic basket, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There tiny Chester is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario, whose parents run the unsuccessful newsstand; a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker; and Tucker's pal, Harry Cat. Between escapades in New York City, the four somehow manage to bring success to the almost bankrupt newsstand.

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