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Stuart Little by E. B. White

Stuart Little (original 1945; edition 2000)

by E. B. White

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Title:Stuart Little
Authors:E. B. White
Info:Puffin (2000), Edition: Film Tie-in Ed, Paperback, 144 pages
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Stuart Little by E. B. White (1945)

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    Anonymous user: One of the essays discusses the author's identification with Stuart Little as a child

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The book "Stuart Little", is about a mouse who has been adopted into a family that lives in New York City. The family is very happy to welcome Stuart into their family and do what they can to accommodate him into their home. However, as much as Stuart's new family loves him, they cant help but realize the differences between one another and feel that they have to alter their every day lives and conversation to make Stuart feel included. The Little's will soon come to find that their new son, Stuart, has some pretty special talents and can do many things that the family wasn't able to do. The central message of the story is that our differences make us unique and special for the people in our lives, no matter what. Stuart may be different than others, but that does not impact the love he has for his family and his ability to make a life for himself that will positively impact others. ( )
  BrianRatliff | Mar 15, 2017 |
This tattered, fading, former library copy of Stuart Little was recently uncovered hiding away in my parents' attic. I remember it fondly from my childhood, and am glad to once again have it in my possession.

How can you not love Stuart Little? A small, mousy boy (literally!) born to human parents who constantly finds himself in one adventure after another. From sailing a model ship in Central Park, to almost being permanently lost at see, and even nearly dying several times within his own home; Stuart has quite the thrilling life. Then, he eventually takes this show on the road when his first real friend, a bird named Margalo, takes off for parts North.

It's been so long since I gave this one a read, I had forgotten the serious tone of the book. Although, being from E.B. White I shouldn't be surprised. Still, it makes the book that more enjoyable to return to as an adult. ( )
  regularguy5mb | Jan 24, 2017 |
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 follows Stuart's various adventures as a mouse, such as getting stuck in the window shade, winning a sailboat race in Central Park, or when he befriended an injured bird. At the end of the book Stuart sets off in a model car to find his friend the bird, who had flown away.
Students could write their own adventure as if they were a mouse, including obstacles they may face and how to solve those problems.
This could also be used as part of a classic tale unit for students, possibly comparing and contrasting two classic from the same author: Stuart Little vs Charlotte's Web
  KButterfield | Dec 7, 2016 |
Summary of Book:
Stuart Little by E.B. White, is a fantasy children's literature book. Stuart Little is about a mouse who is born to human parents in New York City. His family has to adjust to having such a small 'son'. This book has many details about the adventures of Stuart. In the house, Snowbell the family cat, is constantly after him. However, one day, his brother George accidentally released him outside. Stuart finds himself in Central Park and races a sailboat. Eventually he finds his way home and come to find out the family has adopted bird named Margalo. Margalo saves Stuart from being shipped out to sea with the garbage. When Margalo gets word Snowbell's friend wants to eat her, she flies away. This is when Stuart Little goes after to find Margalo.

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My first reaction to this book was somewhat negative. I have seen the movie Stuart Little but I had never read the book. Once I read the book I realized just how much the movie was different. The movie is very child friendly where the book is somewhat gruesome. However, after I read it a couple of times, it grew on me and I now like this book.

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In my classroom I would have my students create a creative writing story. In the end of the book Stuart has still not found Margalo. My students would come up with an ending of how Stuart found Margalo. I would then have my elementary-age students type up their creative writings in the computer lab and then I would have each student trade papers. Once they traded papers I would have them create a drawing of the paper they read. They would then present their drawings to the class and the person who wrote the story would claim the correct one. ( )
  thejennalane | Oct 19, 2016 |
A cute and fun read that explains the life of a small little city mouse that is far from ordinary living in NYC. His adventures sure know how to keep children engaged especially when it comes to this best friend, a little bird, disappearing from her nest and then the story takes you on the venture to find her and leads you to predicting the rest of the story all the way through. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
White, E. B.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wells, RosemaryIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, GarthIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bomans, GodfriedTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, JulieReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everyone noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse.
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Narrator Julie Harris draws upon her extraordinary acting talents to raise this much-loved tale of a teeny, tiny explorer and his oversized adventures to new heights. "Stuart put on his sailor hat and his sailor suit, took his spy glass down from the shelf and set for a walk full of the joy of life and the fear of dogs." Skipping from one precarious perch to the next, the diminutive wanderer makes new friends, meets old ones, and shares his lust for life with listeners of all ages. Harris's clever, lyrical narration is wonderfully evocative and perfectly captures the charming yet soulful spirit of E.B. White's classic children's tale. (Running time: 2 hours, 2 cassettes) --George Laney

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The adventures of the debonair mouse Stuart Little as he sets out in the world to seek out his dearest friend, a little bird who stayed a few days in his family's garden.

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