January 2020

Warm up winter with Cricket.


On our cover is a photograph from the famous Shackleton expedition, which was trapped in the ice of Antarctica for nearly two years in the early 1900s. Read this incredible story of survival in “Stranded at the Bottom of the World”

In the humorous tale “Be Careful What You Fish For,” a prince fishing in Looking Glass Lake magically hooks his own reflection, which soon tries to take over his identity.

In “The Girl in the Windmill,” based on an Italian tale, an artist sculpts such a beautiful statute of his wife that a faraway prince pines away for someone who looks exactly like the statue.

All this, and a new Crossbird Puzzle, more antics from the bugs, and a story contest you can enter.