July/August 2024

In this Cricket, heroes can be found in surprising places. A mysterious stranger offers shelter to two cousins caught in a storm during a hike in the mountains. A boy faces a tornado to protect his younger siblings. A community is saved when a farmer outwits a greedy landowner—with a little help from a celebrated sheep. A larger-than-life singer protects her town from some rip-roaring weather. And find out what happens when Gillian finally takes the stage in the conclusion of “A New and Distant Star.”

All this, along with an outdoorsy new art contest, a splashy Crossbird, and a peek at Ladybug’s summer camp for just ladybugs!