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.
"A delightful, breezy story with lively humorous drawings . . . A warm, witty, whimsical text." --School Library Journal, Starred Review
"An enchanting book . . . funny, tender, exciting." --The Washington Post
"Thrilling and funny . . . an outstanding book of the year." --The New York Times
"There's enough gusto--especially in Tucker's reactions to rural life and to Harry's defection--to make this a not unworthy successor to Cricket if not its equal." --Kirkus Reviews
"It isn't often that a reviewer can write that a sequel to a delicious book is every bit as delicious as the book it follows. . . . Tucker's Countryside is a perfect match in text and illustration to . . . The Cricket in Times Square." --Publishers Weekly
"A charming . . . fantasy. Beautifully illustrated." --The Horn Book