February 2023

Inspire your inner artist with Cricket!

In this Cricket you’ll read about some talented artists, from Leonardo da Vinci to the nineteenth-century African American sculptor Edmonia Lewis. You’ll even have a chance to enter your own inspired art in our new contest. You’ll enjoy a humorous fantasy story about wizards and gnomes, the story of the amazing Terracotta Warriors in China, and historical fiction about how a Chinese boy in the California Gold Rush outsmarts pirates. Cricket celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Chinese tale, “The Invisible Red String,” as well as with contemporary fiction about a budding basketball romance, “Delayed Reactions.” And in “Cricket Country,” the bugs follow a treasure map to discover a time capsule containing Cricket’s long-lost valentine to Ladybug.