E.B. White Garth Williams
- Title: Stuart Little
- Author: E.B. White Garth Williams
- ISBN: 9780064400565
- Page: 494
- Format: Paperback
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 aA 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
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uh- oh - someone just lost two stars. i remember liking this book when i read it as a child, and i loved trumpet of the swan and charlotte's web like no other, so i just sense-memoried this into 4 stars. now that i reread it for my paper, it gets what it deserves. it is no good. it is inexplicably bad. and i've since learned that the ending on this was rushed because e.b. white was a hypochondriac who was convinced he was about to die and wanted to get this out to the publishers before that happ [...]
Strange little book. The premise is one I enjoy, as I've always been somewhat fascinated by unusually small things, and the notion of experiencing the world from the perspective of a very small being. So I loved all the little contraptions and whatnot created to help Stuart function in a human-sized house.However, the book kind of felt like White didn't really know what he was doing with it or where he was going with it. The first half of it consists of largely unrelated, episodic adventures aro [...]
A friend mentioned that this was one of her favorite children's books, and I realized I had never read it. It didn't pack the emotional wallop that Charlotte's Web did, but it's still a fun, sweet story.Stuart Little was born only two inches high and he looked like a mouse, but luckily his parents and big brother loved him anyway. The book is a series of Stuart's adventures, such as the time he got stuck in the window shade, or when he won a sailboat race in Central Park, or when he befriended a [...]
Stuart Little is one of those books I used to recommend to parents when I worked in a bookstore. I liked “Charlotte’s Web,” and it’s undisputedly a classic. Robin William’s character in “Mrs. Doubtfire” reads it to baby Natalie (while this isn’t necessarily a ringing endorsement it certainly attests to the classical status of this book). And so, when baby Alice and I were choosing our book from the library last week it was between Stuart and something more modern like Funke. Beca [...]
Stuart Little is a children's novel from 1946, by Elwyn Brooks White, who was also the author of the more famous "Charlotte's Web". However Stuart Little is a bit of a period piece, rather than a true classic.Stuart Little is a talking mouse who lives in New York City with his human parents, older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. He is a rather pompous sort of fellow, dressing in either a sailor suit or formal clothes, and affecting English manners - except when he speaks the American slang [...]
This is the first book that ever blew my mind - by far my favorite children's novel. One thing I look for in a book, I've realized, is a knockout ending - a book better have a good payoff.I don't want to spoil the ending here, but when my ten-year-old self got there, I couldn't believe it. How could E.B. White leave it like that? How can he leave so much unanswered? Moreover, how could he do that and still have it be so powerful and work so effectively?I still am moved every time I read the last [...]
Excellent. How children's book should be. Lessons to be learned from an unlikely hero. Pure magic. Pure fun. Pure adventure. There was this scene where Stuart teaches a classroom full of kids; that was a touch of genius, pure gold. The ending was very whimsical, I liked it. No way its movie adaption could ever touch this fine work of art.
I did not like two humans having a mouse baby. It does not seem to phase anybody else, though.
I'm just glad I didn't read this book as a child or the idea that Mrs Little gave birth to a mouse, and everyone thinks it's strange but perfectly natural, would've really freaked me out enough to ask my parents awkward questions.
Almost as soon as the day he was born Stuart Little was asking for brandy and smokes. Did Mrs. Little birth a grown man, ala youtube/watch?v=Pr216H ??? No, she birthed a mouse, apparently. These are tall tales of a rather short stature, but that doesn't diminish their enjoyment. In his clean, straight forward style E. B. White laid down a loosely connected collection of stories about a charming little guy in a big world, using size to some good comic effect through out. On the downside, Stuart L [...]
this was a childhood favorite of mine and glad I introduced this story to my daughter when she was younger!
4 StarsThis book was good and kind of cute book to read. I have seen the movie and I thought it was a little bit better than the book surprisingly. I thought the writing was good and the story line though. Overall I thought it was a good book.
Cute quick read. I wish it had a more defined ending though.
I was probably 7 or 8 the first time I went through this one, and have doubtless read it through 10 times since. One of those timelessly classic children's stories you just always go back to. It just hearkens back to a simpler America; makes me think of hot summers and lemonade and tire swings and reading on the trampoline in the backyard.
I couldn't, I tried but couldn't add one more chapter after reading almost 50%.The characters are so hard to connect with, I loved Charlotte's web so so much but this one is a complete disaster for me.
When I was a child I absolutely adored Charlotte's Web. I read it over and over again and I absolutely adored the animated film (the original, of course.) I also loved The Trumpet of the Swan and read that several times as well. But thinking back, I don't remember ever reading this book before. I knew the basic concept of the plot and the movie version of the tale is well-known. But for some reason, this book never really stuck with me. Perhaps I started it and never finished it. I just don't re [...]
Goodness, I love this book. Charming and bittersweet-- the mark of E.B. White. The search for Margalo-- we'll never know-My kids love it when I read this part very fast."Have you any sarsaparilla in your store?" asked Stuart. "I've got a ruinous thirst.""Certainly," said the storekeeper. "Gallons of it. Sarsaparilla, root beer, birch beer, ginger ale, Moxie, lemon soda, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Dipsi Cola, Pipsi Cola, Popsi Cola, and raspberry cream tonic. Anything you want.""Let me have a bottle [...]
Was anyone else freaked out by the fact that at the beginning of the story, a pair of humans, having already produced one human child, now bring forth a mouse? And this is mentioned very matter-of-factly, without any attempt at explanation, e.g. the mother's DNA was accidentally combined with that of a rodent during a lab experiment gone horribly, horribly wrong. And if we don't choose to go the route preferred by Marvel Comics, one would expect some sort of fantasy-related back-story. At least [...]
My daughter and I read this out loud, chapter by chapter over the past two weeks. What a treat! I've never actually read the book, only seen the movie. I prefer the book. The movie I guess makes a more complete story, but I like the episodic nature of the chapters of the book. I also thought the writing was just magic. It was well written and Stuart is so well-spoken, and yet it was easy enough for my seven year old to read and enjoy.
Just a few things to note:I think I read this when I was a kid? But as an adult I was very surprised to discover that Stuart Little is more akin to a somewhat moody middle aged man than someone's little boy. Second, I liked reading this classic more than Charlottes Web and other E.B. White books I've read to the kids. White's voice is smooth and descriptive but still intelligent.
Enjoying rereading this timeless classic with my rising 3rd grader in these early summer days. I get something new out of a book like this every time. Williams's illustrations make me want to grab a canoe and hit the water. A perfect quick read aloud. 🐭
I was initially surprised to find this shelved as 'adventure', but when I reread it, I realized that it's all about adventure; well, adventure and acceptance. Stuart's parents accept him, even though he is nothing like their other son; most friends and neighbors and strangers accept him, which makes this an almost-ideal world to live in. So that makes this a beautifully-told message to kids about accepting and even loving people who are different than they are. And in this world of human giants, [...]
Wow how different this book reads in 2017 and as an adult.It was surprising more than anything else. Stuart is a bit brazen! He shoots guns off in the air on sail boats, he asks for a "nip of brandy," he runs away from home un-remorsefully, he shoots an arrow into the cat's ear, he sulks when things don't go his way overall I was not too impressed with Stuart Little the way I was as a kid.Also his "adventures" seemed rather boring. Or maybe I am just too used to newer higher quality children's b [...]
Forgive me, I'm in a maudlin mood today and had to post this.It all started here, folks, my love of stories. I have vivid memories of my mother, God rest her loving soul, reading this book to me as a kid (funny, though I can't remember if my older sister and brother were present -- maybe they'd moved on to big kid books?). I think I was 5 or 6 at the time. I keep a copy on my nightstand. As then, I'm still mesmerized by the marvelous drawings, as well. I do love that mouse!Anyone care to mention [...]
Um what happened with the ending? (view spoiler)[All of a sudden a little girl the size of Stuart appears out of the blue and it ends like there is another book. (hide spoiler)] Over all it was an okay book, just felt incomplete. If you remember the movie, forget about that when you read this book.
I just read this to my six year old because I remember loving it as a kid. He enjoyed it but there were too many loose ends for me. Almost like it was left unfinished
This is nothing of what I expected. Knowing this is the same author of Charlotte's Web, I expected more. Stuart is born of human parents and for some reason he is a mouse. He lives in a lovely family in New York City with a cat. Then a bird named Margalo joins them. Stuart goes sailing. One day Margalo leaves the house toward the middle of the book and so Stuart runs away from home without saying goodbye to search for his bird friend. He heads north. The stories ends in the middle of the search. [...]
Why would it end this way??? After enjoying Charlotte's Web, I was hoping Stuart Little the book would be as magical as Stuart Little the film. But nope. The movies are better. Though the story began well, it lost steam and became a good-for-nothing towards the middle. Stuart comes off as a jerk in most of the episodes in the book (leaving your family just like that - no gratitude; the school scene which has no point but a timepass for Stuart; the Ames girl scene where he's just a self-pitying i [...]
I loved this book when I started chapter reads as a kid.
Mr. and Mrs. Little are a little surprised when their newborn son looks somewhat like a mouse, but they and their older son George love him regardless of his appearance and tiny size. But a little mouse growing up in a big city is going to mean some giant adventures.I don't remember reading this as a kid, but I think if I had it would hold up more for me after all these years. This is an odd little story (and I use the term story loosely). It's a series of misadventures featuring Stuart and his [...]
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