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George Selden

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(1929 - 1989)

George Selden

George Selden Thompson was an American author, who wrote under the pseudonym George Selden. He is best known for his 1961 book The Cricket in Times Square, which received a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1963 and a Newbery Honor.



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Chester Cricket’s New Home (1983)

When his stump is destroyed by an overweight picnicker, Chester Cricket begins an odyssey to find a new one, with some help from his friends.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Chester Cricket’s Pigeon Ride (1981)

Chester Cricket goes sightseeing one night with his friend Lulu Pigeon. Richard Egielski painted the book jacket.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Richard Egielski
Garth Williams

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The Cricket in Times Square (1960)

The adventures of a country cricket who unintentionally arrives in New York and is befriended by Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat.

1961

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Garden Under the Sea (1957)

Oscar Lobster and his friends are tired of the humans stealing rocks and shells and decide turn-about is fair play.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garry MacKenzie

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The Genie of Sutton Place (1973)

When Tim finds a Genie, the excitement starts in Sutton Place.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Diane Dillon
Leo Dillon

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Harry Cat’s Pet Puppy (1974)

When Harry Cat brings home a stray puppy, he and Tucker Mouse must find it a new home before it outgrows their drainpipe in Times Square.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse (1986)

This is the story of how Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse first met and how they ended up living in a drainpipe in Times Square. Richard Egielski added the color to the dust jacket illustration.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Richard Egielski
Garth Williams

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The Old Meadow (1987)

Chester Cricket and his friends help one of the oldest inhabitants of the Meadow keep his house.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Oscar Lobster’s Fair Exchange (1966)

Oscar and his friends decide if the humans can collect shells, they can collect human artefacts.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Peter Lippman

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Sparrow Socks (1965)

The McFee brothers need work and the sparrows need socks - so they get to work and soon not only the sparrows have socks, but the whole town does as well.

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Peter Lippman

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Tucker’s Countryside (1969)

The adventures of a city bred cat and mouse when they go to the country in Connecticut to visit their friend, Chester Cricket. A sequel to “The Cricket in Times Square.”

Author(s): George Selden
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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