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Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse (Chester Cricket and His Friends #6)

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Meet Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse. No one would ever dream that a cat and mouse could become friends, but that doesn't stop Harry and Tucker.

All they have is each other to depend on. Together they begin an exciting adventure throughout New York, searching for a home they can call their own. But the two friends run into some troublesome times i
Paperback, 80 pages
Published April 9th 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 1986)
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Reading Level: Intermediate
Genre: Fantasy
Review: This is a book about a kitten and mouse who become friends, and end up braving New York's harshness together. I remember this book from my own childhood. The writing is witty and charming. The characters are lovable, and the illustrations are just fabulous (terrifying, at times!). This book also helps one visualize life in New York City.
Gianna Mosser
We loved this book. The unlikely friendship, the wonderful illustrations, and the real fear and excitement of a pair of orphans in New York City. It took us two nights to finish, and we stayed up late to see how it would end because we didn't want to wait. I love when that happens.
Lori Davidson
We loved The Cricket in Times Square, so I knew we'd likely love other stories about these adorable characters. The only thing I, as the read-aloud reader, didn't like was the complete lack of chapter breaks.
Mary Jo Garcia
Selden, author of the classic "A Cricket in Times Square" writes delightful tales of brave, clever animals making their way in the Big Apple. Harry and Tucker are an unlikely pair of friends who navigate their way through the maze of New York in an earlier time until they find their place together.

The black and white illustrations of a fuzzy kitten and adorable mouse would be immensely appealing to children and would the anthropomorphized characters themselves. Harry and Tucker are quite human a
Johnny Bennett
Another fun book in the set. Introducing how Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse became friends never seemed important before, I always just accepted it as the way things were. Now I know the back story. One thing that irks me about this book is that it is an easy pick for reading to kids but it has no chapters. One 79 page book with no breaks. You either insert your own stopping point or you power through the whole thing with your kids. Otherwise it is a great tale in typical Selden fashion. I didn't no ...more
I read a portion of this story in our basal reader in elementary school. I loved it so much, I went straight to the library and checked out the full version. I don't remember all of the minute details, but I do remember reading it over and over. I was a very advanced reader for my age, but I always found joy in the simple stories, and this was a story that I loved. This would be a great read-aloud for a classroom, or for parents and child.
Jen Russell
Adorable story of how Harry and Tucker from A Cricket in Time Square ended up living together in a subway station in NYC. Prequel to A Cricket in... again, as will all books in this series, completely clean, nothing needed to be edited out. Nothing scary, but plenty of excitement. The boys loved these friends they have grown to know over the series.
Nov 22, 2012 B rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: j-animals
This prequel to The Cricket in Times Square explains how Tucker and Harry find each other as young animals in New York and what they go through to find their home in the subway. Not as strong as The Cricket and much faster to read at 79 pages with many illustrations.
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A must read for fans of Cricket in Times Square. Short and adorable, just like Tucker Mouse!
This is an awesome book! It has a great adventure!
A very interesting story. Simple, but quite nice.
Haley Smith
Possibly my favorite book as a kid
a grate book!
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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 ...more
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