Stuart Little by E. B. White

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A paperback edition of E.B. White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure! With black and white illustrations.

Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's also a true lover of adventure.

Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?

 

About E. B. White

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Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and James Thurber who can be credited with setting the style and attitude of the magazine. In 1938 he retired to a saltwater farm in Maine, where he wrote essays regularly for Harper's Magazine under the title "One Man's Meat." Like Thoreau, White preferred the woods; he also resembled Thoreau in his impatience and indignation. White received several prizes: in 1960, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award (he was honored along with Thornton Wilder and Edmund Wilson); and in 1978, a special Pulitzer Prize. His verse is original and witty but with serious undertones. His friend James Thurber described him as "a poet who loves to live half-hidden from the eye." Three of his books have become children's classics: Stuart Little (1945), about a mouse born into a human family, Charlotte's Web (1952), about a spider who befriends a lonely pig, and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Among his best-known and most widely used books is The Elements of Style (1959), a guide to grammar and rhetoric based on a text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk, which White revised and expanded. White was married to Katherine Angell, the first fiction editor of the New Yorker.
 
Published March 17, 2015 by HarperCollins. 148 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The central story follows the make-believe as Stuart, complete with hat, cane, pin-striped trousers, and a stout heart, embarks on his small odyssey—a hairbreadth escape in a window shade (victim of a jealous cat), high seas exploits in Central Park, near tragedy in a garbage scow.

Sep 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Stuart Little

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(Mr. Elledge quotes snippets of them that do not appear in Mr. White's books.) It was in Maine that Mr. White wrote a series of essays for Harper's Magazine called ''One Man's Meat'' (later collected as a book), though he found a monthly deadline burdensome and the lead time between sending in hi...

Feb 26 1984 | Read Full Review of Stuart Little

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And because he is a pampered house cat, he is also mortified at the prospect of becoming a laughing stock among his neighborhood cronies should they discover he is ''a cat owned by a mouse.'' In the devious scheme Snowbell contrives to get rid of Stuart, a pair of mice posing as Stuart's biologic...

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Common Sense Media

White's clever wording and quick descriptions make Stuart irresistible.

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People

White's wonderfully warm 1945 children's novel, Stuart Little, about an intrepid mouse who is a full-fledged member of the Little family, this slapsticky film will be a disappointment.

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KidsReads

Stuart, the second son born into the Little family is quite unusual --- he is a mouse!

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KidsReads

Published to coincide with the release of the major motion picture Stuart Little, this gift-book edition is a true delight.

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Time Out New York

Mouse-boy returns for another family-friendly morality tale based on the characters of EB White's classic story.

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