Author: Andrew Clausen
Publisher: Progeny Press; loose-leaf format (in clear-front presentation folder)
Grade: Elementary School
Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with questions and comparisons from the firm, and timeless, foundation of the Bible. Their study guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy; explain and use literary terms, and deal with plot construction; dig into why the characters act, believe, and feel as they do and examine what the Bible says in similar circumstances. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary exercises, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, plus a complete answer key.
The Cricket in Times Square
Author: George Selden
Illustrations by Garth Williams
Newbery Honor Book
After Chester, a cricket, arrives in the Times Square subway station from his native Connecticut via a picnic basket, he takes up residence in the Bellinis' newsstand. There tiny Chester is lucky enough to find three good friends: a little boy named Mario, whose parents run the unsuccessful newstand; a fast-talking Broadway mouse named Tucker; and Tucker's pal Harry Cat. Between escapades in New York City, the four somehow manage to bring success to the almost bankrupt newsstand.