George Selden





George Selden


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
May 14, 1929

Died
December 05, 1989

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George Selden (1929-1989) was the author of The Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children's classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship.

People often asked Selden how he got the idea for The Cricket in Times Square. "One night I was coming home on the subway, and I did hear a cricket chirp in the Times Square subway station. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those, although they happen all too infrequentl
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The Cricket in Times Square

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Tucker's Countryside

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Harry Cat's Pet Puppy

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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse

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Chester Cricket's New Home

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Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride

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The Old Meadow

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The Genie of Sutton Place

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Irma and Jerry

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Oscar Lobster's Fair Exchange

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The Cricket in Times Square Tucker's Countryside Harry Cat's Pet Puppy Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride Chester Cricket's New Home Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse The Old Meadow
Chester Cricket and His Friends (7 books)
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“I guess I'm just feeling Septemberish.”
George Selden

“I guess I'm just feeling Septemberish," sighed Chester. "It's getting towards autumn now. And it's so pretty up in Connecticut. All the trees change color. The days get very clear―with a little smoke on the horizon from burning leaves. Pumpkins begin to come out.”
George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square

“Talent is something rare and beautiful and precious,
and it must not be allowed to go to waste.”
George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square

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