(1929 - 1989)
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.
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.
Chester Cricket goes sightseeing one night with his friend Lulu Pigeon. Richard Egielski painted the book jacket.
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.
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.
The Genie of Sutton Place (1973)
When Tim finds a Genie, the excitement starts in Sutton Place.
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.
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.
The Old Meadow (1987)
Chester Cricket and his friends help one of the oldest inhabitants of the Meadow keep his house.
Oscar and his friends decide if the humans can collect shells, they can collect human artefacts.
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.