Tucker's Countryside

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Feb 25, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages

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 in the country, they need to find a place to stay and good things to eat. And most of all they must think of a plan to help their friends.


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User Review  - TnTexas - LibraryThing

Once again, my kids enjoyed the book more than I did - although I did like this one a bit more than Times Square. Loved the trick the animals played on the humans - even if there's no way it would have really fooled them for any length of time. Read full review

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John Robin
The Old Meadow
Harry the House
How to Build a Discovery 12 Hedley Day 13 Another Goodbye

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George Selden (1929–1989) wrote not only the adventures of Chester, Harry, Tucker, and their friends but also The Genie of Sutton Place, which was one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year.

Garth Williams (1912–1996) illustrated all of George Selden's Chester Cricket books. His other distinguished work includes Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and the Little House books.

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