Old Cricket

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Product Details

Price
$7.99
Publisher
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.7 X 9.9 X 0.2 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416918554

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About the Author

Lisa Wheeler has written many books for children, including The Pet Project, illustrated by Zachariah OHora; Spinster Goose, illustrated by Sophie Blackall; and People Don't Bite People and People Share with People, both illustrated by Molly Idle. She lives with her family in Addison, Michigan. Visit her online at LisaWheelerBooks.com.

Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, Old Cricket, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs, by Brian Swann; and The Night Iguana Left Home, by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.

Reviews

"Think of a cross between Aesop's fable 'The Grasshopper and the Ant' and Steven Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park" and you're getting close to the feel of Lisa Wheeler's gently preachy, very cinematic, very scary "Old Cricket.""

-- "New York Times Book Review"
Think of a cross between Aesop's fable 'The Grasshopper and the Ant' and Steven Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park" and you're getting close to the feel of Lisa Wheeler's gently preachy, very cinematic, very scary "Old Cricket.""

-- "New York Times Book Review"
"This amusing tale...will be requested again and again."

-- "School Library Journal," starred review
"Smartly paced and skillfully drawn, this tale delivers a gentle comeuppance sure to please smart young bugs."

-- "Publishers Weekly," starred review
"The figures in this original tale seem ready to spring off the pages, and the text, laced with creaks and cracks, is a natural for reading aloud."

-- "Kirkus Reviews," starred review