The Cricket in Times Square

Cricket in Times Square by George Selden cover, a cat examining a mouse in a hole

The Cricket in Times Square

Written by George Selden

Illustrated by Garth Williams

New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1960

6" x 9"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

As the artist responsible for depicting the Central Park escapades of an adventurous mouse named Stuart Little, Garth Williams was the obvious choice to illustrate this amusing tale set in and around Times Square that highlights the friendship of a cat, a mouse, and a musical cricket.


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Storied City: New York
The Cricket in Times Square