After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and Tucker's sidekick, Harry the Cat. The escapades of these four friends in bustling New York City makes for lively listening and humorous entertainment. And somehow, they manage to bring a taste of success to the nearly bankrupt newsstand.
Join Chester Cricket and his friends in this classic children's book by George Selden, with illustrations by Garth Williams. The Cricket in Times Square is a 1961 Newbery Honor Book.
Reunited with a childhood friend I first stumbled across this story in a dusty second hand book store as a child. Enticed by the cover of a cat, mouse and cricket, I bought it. After more twenty years, I was ecstatic to have found the title and ebook last night. The Cricket in Times Square is a charming story on the newsstand as a microcosm of NY where anything can happen with talent and belief. Anchored by the stately characters of Chester, Tucker and Harry, the tale is akin to a sitcom we are privy to by suspending adult rationalisation.
Amazing!!! I loved it . It was an amazing story. Beautiful. I almost felt like crying at the end, but yes astounding,beautiful, and amazing. I loved it. I'm the kid by the way. The one who was reading it. :) <3
LibraryThing Review Slated as a possible 2013 Newbery medal winner, this book is well deserving of that honor...if indeed it is chosen. A stand alone sequel to Bud, Not Buddy, the character of Deza Malone was first
LibraryThing Review Very like Bud, Not Buddy: rundown but determined young protagonist, miserable life circumstances alleviated by the power music (and it's power to make money), and authentic period details about place
LibraryThing Review Deza Malone's biggest concern is getting straight A+'s on her schoolwork until her father is in a boating accident and she learns that their family will have to move to Flint, Michigan in the hopes
LibraryThing Review I give this four ****, although I gave Bud, Not Buddy four-and-a-half even though I much prefer "strong girl" stories. I think my problem with The Mighty Miss Malone is that, although I easily fell in
LibraryThing Review Growing up in Gary, IN in 1936, spunky and optimistic Deza Malone remains focused on her straight-A+ status and goal of becoming a teacher one day. Nonetheless, the Great Depression is taking its toll
LibraryThing Review Three and half stars? Four? I liked this book, but I was always aware it was a STORY as opposed to something that could have happened to a real person. I did love the details about daily life during
LibraryThing Review It's the spring of 1936, and America is in the grips of the Great Depression. Across the country, sports fans are hanging their hopes on the upcoming boxing bout between Joe Louis and German champion
LibraryThing Review "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in
LibraryThing Review This book was not what I expected, but in a good way. Christopher Paul Curtis handles some challenging issues: discrimination, poverty, separation. But he manages to do so in such a way that the
LibraryThing Review I really liked this book. Deza is a good female character. I think my nitpicks with this book have to do with the fact that I am an adult reading a children's book so that affects my perspective somewhat. I would have loved Deza as a child.
LibraryThing Review A beautifully written book with a lovely heroine. Deza Malone is a twelve year old girl growing up in America during the Great Depression. She loves books and she is always reading or writing. She is
LibraryThing Review Although THE WATSON'S GO TO BIRMINGHAM remains my favorite Christopher Paul Curtis novel, this one is right up there. He takes me into a world I know nothing about. This time of the 1930's Michigan
LibraryThing Review I did not like this book about Miss Malone only for the fact that it was boring. Learning about her family was very interesting, but I have read some better Biographies. There are no illustrations so
LibraryThing Review The Mighty Miss Malone is set in Gary, Indiana during the 1930s during the Great Depression. Deza is part of the Malone family; she is very bright and does well at school. Her father is in an accident
LibraryThing Review I would use this story for older elementary students. This is a great book to teach students about the history. This would teach the students about the Great Depression and how times had changed for the families during this time.
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