Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Book - 1999
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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.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 1999, c1973.
Edition: Collector's edition
ISBN: 9780060282974
0060282975
0064410927
Branch Call Number: J FIC White 1999
Characteristics: 131 pages : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Wells, Rosemary
Williams, Garth

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passway
Jul 09, 2013

" I rather expect that from now on I shall be traveling north until the end of my days."
"Worse things could happen to a person"

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

Smokey: My mother was the reason you shouldn't go out into Central Park at night.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

Snowbell: Didn't your mother warn you that you shouldn't go out into Central Park at night?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

“(Not every doctor can look into a mouse's ear without laughing)”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

“Stuart rose from the ditch, climbed into his car, and started up the road that led toward the north...As he peeked ahead into the great land that stretched before him, the way seemed long. But the sky was bright, and he somehow felt he was headed in the right direction.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

“Very fine law,” said Stuart. “When I am Chairman, anybody who is mean to anybody else is going to catch it.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

“He wiped his face with his handkerchief, for he was quite warm from the exertion of being Chairman of the World. It had taken more running and leaping and sliding than he had imagined.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

“Well,” said Stuart, “a misspelled word is an abomination in the sight of everyone.”

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JoAnn17_0
Aug 03, 2016

Love this book. This is one of my favorite movies of all time

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Jayneandsunshine
Jan 18, 2016

never have read this. Hope its good!

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kmarushy
Aug 25, 2015

This is one of those books that I never read as a child. As a parent, I thought I'd gear up to read it to my kids... and became unsure as to WHY exactly it's a classic. I find the situation kind of weird, and not that compelling. It's a mix of chapter "short stories" that don't necessarily add up to much. Sorry Stuart Little lovers, I was underwhelmed. And I love a good children's story.

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JackPurcell
Jun 07, 2015

Similarly to the commenter before me this was among the first books I ever remember reading around 1954 in a grammar school library. Loved it then and love it now.

dresdnhope Nov 24, 2012

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.

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lisahiggs
Sep 07, 2012

Is this the first book for kids with ADHD? The story is jarringly disjointed with little holding it together and even less holding the reader. The prose is sweet, but why is Stuart stopping to fulfill his previously-unbeknownst dream of being a substitute teacher for a day when he is supposed to be searching for his missing best friend? Another side adventure of Stuart’s shows that he can’t seal the deal with the tiny ladies, and it also seems unlikely that he will find his friend.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

amazing to read and very enjoyable for the whole readers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grace_Kalman Jun 14, 2012

Okay, so now I've got my little mouse character out on the road looking for his friend the bird, and--oh, this looks like a great place to stop. End of story.

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Stevenarntson
Mar 19, 2012

I mentioned this in an ongoing review series called "Book Versus Movie."

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2011/07/book-versus-movie-ii-stuart-little.html

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sophied046
Dec 22, 2014

sophied046 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 44

violet_cat_1574 Jul 11, 2012

violet_cat_1574 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Blue_Bear_436 Jun 25, 2012

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mano24 Jul 22, 2015

I have this book and its very nice .

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 07, 2012

The story is episodic. First we learn of Stuart's birth to a family in New York City and how the family adapts, socially and structurally, to having such a small son. He has an adventure in which he gets caught in a window-blind while exercising, and Snowbell, the family cat, places Stuart's hat and cane outside a mouse hole, panicking the family. He is accidentally released by his brother George. Then two chapters describe Stuart's participation in a boat race in Central Park. A bird named Margalo is adopted by the Little family, and Stuart protects her from their malevolent cat. The bird repays his kindness by saving Stuart when he is trapped in a garbage can and shipped out for disposal at sea.
Margalo flees when she is warned that one of Snowbell's friends intends to eat her, and Stuart strikes out to find her and bring her home. A friendly dentist, who is also the owner of the boat Stuart had raced in Central Park, gives him use of a gasoline-powered model car, and Stuart departs to see the country. He works for a while as a substitute teacher and comes to the town of Ames Crossing, where he meets a girl named Harriet Ames who is no taller than he is. They go on one date, and then Stuart leaves town. As the book ends, he has not yet found Margalo, but feels confident he will do so

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