The Cricket in Times Square

by George Selden

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 1, 1960


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 780L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S


Interest Level: Grades 4-6


Major Awards: 1961 Newbery Honor


Number of Pages: 144 pages


Approximate Word Count: 43,920 words


Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins


Book Themes: Friendship, Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone, Everything is Not What is Seems, Home, Be Careful What You Wish For


Genre: fiction


Setting: Times Square Subway Station, New York City


Important Quote: I thought cats and mice were enemies.


First Line: A mouse was looking at Mario.


Point of View: third-person from the point of view of an outside narrator

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