Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse by George Selden

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New editions of old favorites  Meet Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse. No one would ever dream that a cat and mouse could become friends, but that doesn't stop Harry and Tucker.

All they have is each other to depend on. Together they begin an exciting adventure throughout New York, searching for a home they can call their own. But the two friends run into some troublesome times in their journey around town. Is all hope lost? Where will they turn to next?
 

About George Selden

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George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of A Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children’s classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship.   People often asked Selden how he got the idea for The Cricket in Times Square. “One night I was coming home on the subway, and I did hear a cricket chirp in the Times Square subway station. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those, although they happen all too infrequently.” The popular Cricket series grew to seven titles, including Tucker's Countryside and The Old Meadow. In 1973, The Cricket in Times Square was made into an animated film. Selden wrote more than fifteen books, as well as two plays. His storytelling blends the marvelous with the commonplace realities of life, and it was essential to him that his animal characters display true emotions and feelings.   Selden lived in New York City until his death in December 1989. He enjoyed music, archaeology, and J.R.R. Tolkien. His editor, Stephen Roxburgh, said, "Chester Cricket, Harry Cat, Tucker Mouse, and their friends celebrate the triumph of innocence and camaraderie over cynicism and selfishness. George Selden is gone, but his voice lives on in Chester Cricket's song." Garth Williams illustrated all seven of the Chester Cricket books and many other distinguished works, including Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
 
Published November 1, 1986 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a prequel to the classic A Cricket in Times Square and other beloved stories of animal denizens of New York City, Selden recounts the first days of the friendship of two of his major characters, beginning almost as far back as they can remember.

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. In this prequel to the Newbery Honor book The Cricket in Times Square, "the characters of these quintessential New Yorkers are as vibrant and joyful as they

Apr 30 2001 | Read Full Review of Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse

Publishers Weekly

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. In this prequel to the Newbery Honor book The Cricket in Times Square, "the characters of these quintessential New Yorkers are as vibrant and joyful as they

Apr 30 2001 | Read Full Review of Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse

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