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Read Stuart Little eBook ¹ Paperback Ú E.B. White ´ A paperback edition of EB White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure With black and white illustrationsStuart 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 SnowbelA paperback edition of EB White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure With black and white illustrationsStuart Little is no ordinary mouse Born to a family of humans he lives in Ne Stuart Little is a children's novel from 1946 by Elwyn Brooks White who was also the author of the famous Charlotte's Web However Stuart Little is a bit of a period piece rather than a true classicStuart 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 of the time He forms a friendship with a beautiful little white bird called Margalo until to Stuart's dismay she disappears to fly North The idea of tracking her down appeals to Stuart's spirit of adventure so he sets off to find her This the cue for all Stuart's rip roaring adventures They include uite a lot about canoes and boating a romance with another tiny little female and a jolly interlude where Stuart stands in for an absent teacher The stories are told over 15 short chapters The intext line illustrations are by Garth WilliamsThis was EB White's first foray into children's literature and he claimed it was inspired by a dream He was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal both for this novel plus Charlotte's Web in 1970 If you enjoy gently humorous and whimsical tales with an old fashioned feel and type of children's hero you may enjoy this book but it is not likely to appeal to a modern child though it is written in an amusing chatty style Here is the beginning When Mrs Frederick C Little's second son arrived everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse The truth of the matter was the baby looked very much like a mouse in every way He was only about two inches high; and he had a mouse's sharp nose a mouse's tail a mouse's whiskers and the pleasant shy manner of a mouse Before he was many days old he was not only looking like a mouse but acting like one too wearing a gray hat and carrying a small caseThere have been two family comedy films based loosely on the book featuring partly live action and partly computer animation There has also been a television series So is the book comic? Not in modern terms although at its best it is droll Is it an allegory? Perhaps The little white bird clearly symbolises freedom It's also all about learning to have courage and developing as an individual; in a sense it's a coming of age story The idea is appealing hence the adaptations A personnified mouse hero is a staple of children's fiction both classic and contemporary However perhaps Stuart Little has now outgrown his uaint and rather twee beginnings

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W 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 adventureStuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend a beauti 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 storyStuart 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 an injured bird or when he volunteered to be a substitute teacher At the end of the book Stuart sets off in a model car to find his friend the bird who had flown away The story ends with him heading north There's something about north something that sets it apart from all other directions A person who is heading north is not making any mistake The tales were nice but they weren't as cohesive or as compelling as the story of Wilbur the pig and Charlotte the spider What bumped Stuart Little up to 4 stars was White's writing which had some lovely passages and details During the sailboat race for example White explains that the West Wind had come halfway across America to get to Central Park Or take the bird Margalo that Stuart befriends Stuart asked where Margalo came from I come from fields once tall with wheat from pastures deep in fern and thistle; I come from vales of meadowsweet and I love to whistle What a descriptionI also liked the talk Stuart had with his students In trying to figure out what to teach the children say they usually study spelling Stuart said A misspelled word is an abomination in the sight of everyone I consider it a very fine thing to spell words correctly and I strongly urge every one of you to buy a Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and consult it whenever you are in the slightest doubt So much for spelling What's next?Stuart Little was EB White's first children's book published in 1945 Charlotte's Web was published in 1952 and Mr White learned a lot about writing beloved children's books in those seven years

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Stuart LittleFul 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 frien 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 uestions