SOLD - The Cricket in Times Square - George Selden, Garth Williams (illustrator) 1960 - Ariel Books, New York - First Edition ‘Tucker is a streetwise city mouse. He thought he'd seen it all. But he's never met a cricket before, which really isn't surprising, because, along with his friend Harry Cat, Tucker lives in the very heart of New York City―the Times Square subway station. Chester Cricket never intended to leave his Connecticut meadow. He'd be there still if he hadn't followed the entrancing aroma of liverwurst right into someone's picnic basket.’

First edition of this beautifully illustrated children’s book, in the scarce first printing dust jacket, recipient of both the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1963 and prestigious Newbery Honour in 1961.
  Selden gave this explanation of what was the initial idea for the book: "One night I was coming home on the subway, and I did hear a cricket chirp in Times Square. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those, although they happen all too infrequently."

George Selden Thompson (1929-89) was an American author. Known professionally as George Selden, he also wrote under the pseudonym Terry Andrews. He is best known for
The Cricket in Times Square. which received a .

First edition (stated ‘First Printing 1960 to copyright page) in first edition dust jacket (priced at $3.50 and without SBN or ISBN number).

Octavo pp. [8] 151 [1]. In publishers purple/beige cloth, spine lettered in black. Dust jacket priced $3.50 to upper corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, small spot to lower edge of front board, in very good dust jacket, wear to corners, slightly heavier to spine ends, rear panel moderately tone and with light soiling.   Ref: 109125   Price: HK$ 0