November/December 2016

Warm up on a wintry night with this month’s frosty Cricket.

The holiday season is upon us, and Cricket is filled with stories of homecomings and good will to all!

In “The Telescope,” a bored king’s curiosity and concern are awakened when he looks at a book of maps through a magical telescope and discovers what people are doing in faraway lands—and even in his own kingdom.

In the new serial “Nobody’s Cat,” a proud cat who lives alone meets some people who change his way of life. The poem “All You Need” beautifully expresses gratitude for the simple and important things in life. And the story of an aging cow has a happy, heartwarming ending in “Blossom Comes Home.”

There’s a recipe for Christmas Morning Dutch Pancakes, a new art contest, an article about the struggle to improve the lives of young chimney sweeps in England, and Ladybug prepares to give a speech at the Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Holidays!