(Aka George Selden Thompson, Terry Andews)
[May 14, 1929 - December 5, 1989
The Genie of Sutton Place (1994)
A young boy recounts the events of the summer when he had the services of an
Arabian genie at his disposal. Ages 9-12.
The Story of Annie Sullivan (1987)
A biography of the woman who taught a deaf-blind girl
how to communicate with others. Ages 9-12.
Irma and Jerry (1982) with Leslie
H. Morrill, Illustrator
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy (1974) with
Harry Cat who lives with Tucker Mouse in a drainpipe in the Times Square
subway station, is an unlikely kind of adoptive father for a soggy,
homeless, New York puppy. But strange things happen in that drainpipe, as
readers of The Cricket in Times Square know. Tucker and Harry set about
being solicitous guardians, and all is well until the pup grows too big for
the drainpipe. A home must be found for him -- but where? Surely not with
Max, leader of the Bryant Park pack of strays! If only Miss Catherine,
ladylike pet cat of Mr. Smedley, the music teacher, could be persuaded to
accept an addition to the family.
Oscar Lobster's Fair Exchange
(1966) with Peter Lippman
When people take too many shells and stones from Crescent Beach, a lobster
and his underwater friends decide to retaliate.
Sparrow Socks (1965) with Peter
Sir Arthur Evans: Discoverer of Knossos (1964)
The Mice The Monks and the Christmas Tree
I See What I see! (1962)
The Garden Under the Sea (1957)
The Dog That Could Swim Under Water, Memoirs of a Springer
Spaniel (1956) with Morgan Dennis, Illustrator
The Cricket in Times Square (1960)
-- 1961 Newbery Honor Book
After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square
subway station via a picnic basket from his native Connecticut, he takes up
residence in the Bellini's newsstand. There, the tiny creature is lucky
enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario whose parents
run the unsuccessful newsstand, a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker
and his pal, Harry the Cat. The comic, sometimes tragic side of life in the
city is brought into relief as the friends struggle to bring success to the
almost bankrupt newsstand.
Tucker's Countryside (1969)
Chester Cricket needs help. That's the message John Robin carries into the
Times Square subway station where Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse live. Quickly,
Chester's good friends set off on the long, hard journey to the Old Meadow,
where all is not well.
Houses are creeping closer. Bulldozers and construction are everywhere. It
looks like Chester and his friends' home will be ruined and the children of
the town won't have a place to play. Harry Cat and Tucker Mouse are used to
the city life. Now they need to find a place to stay and good things to eat.
And most of all they must think of a plan--a special plan to help their
Harry Cat's Pet Puppy (1974)
"Get that thing out of here!" Tucker shouted.
Tucker Mouse was waiting impatiently in the drainpipe in the Times Square
subway station where he and his friend, Harry Cat, made their home. And when
Harry finally came home, he was dragging with him what looked like a dirty
dish mop. It was a puppy.
"It's staying for supper?" asked Tucker incredulously.
Huppy was to stay a good deal longer than that, and Tucker and Harry were
kept busy seeing to the needs of their new pet. As their fondness for Huppy
grew, so did the dog, until the day came when he no longer fitted into the
drainpipe. A new home had to be found for him-but where? Surely not with
Max, leader of the Bryant Park pack of strays! If only Miss Catherine, the
high-toned Siamese cat of Mr. Smedley, the music teacher, could be persuaded
to accept an addition to the family . .. Ages 4-8.
Chester Cricket--the famous cricket in Times
Square--is homesick. When his friend Mario takes him to a sky show at the
Planetarium, Chester realizes how much he misses seeing real stars at night.
Chester Cricket's Pigeon Ride (1981)
Happily, he finds his way out of the subway into Times Square, where he
meets a new friend, Lulu Pigeon. Lulu takes him on a trip beyond his wildest
dreams. From Central Park to the top of the Empire State Building, from the
Statue of Liberty and back to Times Square, Chester sees Manhattan in
style--and even finds a little bit of country in the city! Ages 4-8.
Crash! One minute Chester Cricket is calmly sifting
inside his stump house. The next thing he knows, the roof is collapsing
upon him! Left without a home, Chester is forced to move in with one
neighbor after another in Tucker's Countryside. Nothing works out quite
right--John Robin throws loud all-night parties, Henry and Emily Chipmunk
are too tidy, and Donald Dragonfly's twig is much too small for both of
them. Even his good pal Walter Water Snake can't help joking about
Chester's predicament. All of his friends have found a happy home. Will
Chester ever find a place to call his own?
Chester Cricket's New Home (1983)
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
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse (1986)
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 in their journey around
town. Is all hope lost? Where will they turn to next? Ages 9-12.
The Old Meadow (1987)
The final adventure of Chester Cricket and friends.
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