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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