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Stuart Little

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1945
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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ISBN:

  • 9780439662208
  • 9780064400565
  • 9780060263966
  • 0590406205
  • 0064400565
  • 0060521090
  • 0060263962
  • 0060263954

Publisher, Date: New York : Harper & Row, 1973, c1945.

Description: 131 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

Notes:

  • Library also has Book Club Edition.
  • Publisher varies.

LCCN: 75309606

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Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 62.5% (5/8)
Average Rating: 4.14

★★★★★

By dresdnhope on Sat, 24 Nov 2012 13:43:00

This is probably the first book I read (as a kid) that had an such an ambiguous ending. It was mindblowing at the time. After rereading it as an adult, I picked up sly messages I missed previous (Stuart teaches prejudices against mice are bad, but justified against rats, for instance). For kids and adults.

★★★★★ Stuart Little

By ewing on Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:05:58

Stuart Little is a good book because he is a very brave mouse that never gives up. I like this book because Stuart never stopped looking for his parents and brother. I recommend this book for 3-5 because it is a good book with a lesson to never give up. My favorite part of this book is when Stuart went down the sewer to get his mother's ring. I think you would like this book because it is a good book that will teach you a lesson.

★★★★☆ The Amazing Book

By Wyatt on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:08:34

This is a very good book to read for entertanment this is mainly about Stuart's life and his adventures.In the book Stuart has a great family but snowbell the dog want to eat him. Stuart and Snowbell turn out to be friends and his life is good but he meets a bird named Margolo now Snowbell want to eat her so she flies away and stuart can't find her.

★★★★★ Stuart Little

By anthony on Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:00:50

I would recomend you to this book because it is funny, there is a talking mouse, and it will keep you on your toes. But if you don't like funny books then you won't like it because it is funny.

★★★☆☆ POE

By Poe on Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:37:18

I enjoyed listening to this book, but did find it rather odd. I also thought that the end was slightly disappointing. On the whole I really didn't like this book as much as Charlotte's Web or The Trumet of the Swan. (Both of which are also by E.B. WHITE)

★★☆☆☆ Stuart Little

By Stan on Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:59:44

I am baffled by this book. It starts out OK, “When Mrs. Frederick C. Little’s second son (Stuart) arrived,” but where does it go from there? We spend the first several chapters getting to know Stuart and his family, his trials with home life: things like turning on the water and moving around the house; getting rolled up in a window blind when he has a stomach muscle contest with Snowbell the cat; and being the captain of a model sailing vessel on a pond in Central Park--he is, after all, only two inches tall. Then Margalo "a pretty little hen-bird, brown, with a streak of yellow on her breast" is discovered on the window seal and is taken into the Little's home because she appears to be dying. Margalo recovers and later saves Stuart's life when he is almost dumped in the Atlantic Ocean from a garbage scow. One spring day Margalo gets the urge to be going and flies north. Stuart worries about Margalo and sets out to find her. He asks his dentist friend, who owns the model sailboat, for advice on which way to go. The dentist gives him a working model car to use in his travels. We learn the car can disappear. Stuart pushes the button and it disappears in the dentist's office. There is quite a scene as the invisible car crashes its way through the office. Once they find the car Stuart determines never to use the disappearing feature in his travels. I guess this is meant to be humorous, but it has nothing to do with the story. So, Stuart sets out in the car to find Margalo. He has several more experiences that just don't fit into the story, but do show him to be arrogant and proud. Eventually we come to Ames' Crossing and Harriet Ames. This sideline appears to be a romantic interest. Stuart sends her an invitation to go boating and then realizes he doesn’t have a canoe. He has to get one and make it seaworthy. He spends the entire day dreaming about how his date will be. We have this huge build up to the date and then in one page the whole thing fizzles out and Harriet drops out of the story. Why is this in the story? Another thing that bothered me is the lack of concern for others. Margalo disappears in the middle of the night without telling anyone she's leaving. OK, I can live with that, but then Stuart does the same thing. How do his parents and brother feel? We just dump them and move on without another word. The final thing that really bothered me is the ending; there wasn't one, the story just stops. There are books I love to read just to be "in" the story. The story is so good I love going along for the ride, and I don't want it to end. But the events in the story move you toward some kind of ending. With Stuart Little most of the events don’t move the reader toward a conclusion. When I reached the end I found out why, the whole thing dissolves into nothing. Some of the events in this book are humorous or exciting, but overall the story is a let down.

★★★☆☆ Stuart Little Disappoints

By Analei on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:30:02

Initially, I found this book charming. Stuart's home life and the problems he encountered were amusing. I found it particularly funny when he got into a dispute with the cat about the abilities of his stomach muscles. And when he tried to prove his strength, he ended up rolled into the window shade. I could easily relate to Stuart's character at this point because I have often put myself into an embarrassing situation by trying to prove my point to someone. I appreciated the developing relationship between Stuart and Margalo. However, by the time I finished the book, I decided that Stuart was pround and arrogant and his character annoyed me. Perhaps I read too much into his search for Margalo, but I was upset when he halted it in order to pursue Miss Harriet. I felt like he was cheating on Margalo. If I had been Harriet, I would have found the letter Stuart wrote offensive. He solicited her without ever having met her and attempted to convince her to hide his efforts to woo her from her parents, not a good start to a relationship in my opinion. I was embarrassed by the tantrum he threw when his canoe was destroyed and by the way he quickly gave up on fixing it. His character seemed unstable and did not develop through the book. The ending was disappointing, but I'm not sure if E.B. White ever actually finished the book. If you want to read a book by E.B. White, I would recommend Charlotte's Web, which is fantastic.

★★★☆☆ Good Children's Book

By Spoona on Fri, 31 Jul 2009 15:03:19

This is the story of Stuart Little's life. It is a fast read, and VERY different from the movie. Don't read it expecting it to be the same. It is a well written book, a good one to read to kids in my opinion.

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