Stuart Little

Stuart Little

Audio CD(Unabridged, 2 CDs, 2 hrs. 30 min.)

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For decades, E.B. White's charming, bittersweet tales of friendship and adventure have enchanted audiences young and old alike. Now the magic of this beloved classic comes to life in a delightful and completely unabridged recording, read by award-winning actress Julie Harris.

Stuart Little is a shy, philosophical little mouse with a big heart and a taste for adventure. In spite of his diminutive stature, barely two inches tall,

Stuart sets forth into the world wtih some mighty big plans: to ride a Fifth Avenue bus, to win a sailboat race in Central Park, and to teach school for a day. But Stuart's greatest adventure begins when he decides to find his best friend, Margalo, a pretty little bird who once lived in a Boston fern in the Littles' house in New York City. Climbing into his tiny car, Stuart hits the open road, sure he's heading in the right direction, only to find himself in for a big surprise.

Filled with warmth, wit and wonder, Stuart Little, is a timeless tale that speaks to the heroic spirit in all of us - no matter what our size.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553455304
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1992
Edition description: Unabridged, 2 CDs, 2 hrs. 30 min.
Pages: 2
Sales rank: 206,004
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 5.85(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Julie Harris's unforgettable perfomance in the lead role in The Member of the Wedding, both on Broadway and on film, first brought her fame.  Her stage career has included highly acclaimed solo performances as Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst and as Isak Dineson in Lucifer's Child.  Her film credits include East of Eden, Requiem for a Heavyweight, and Gorillas in the Mist.

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1899

Date of Death:

October 1, 1985

Place of Birth:

Mount Vernon, New York

Place of Death:

North Brooklin, Maine


B.A., Cornell University, 1921

Table of Contents

In the Drain
Home Problems
Washing Up
A Fair Breeze
The Sailboat Race
A Narrow Escape
The Automobile
The Schoolroom
Ames' Crossing
An Evening on the River
Heading North

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Stuart Little 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is exciting from the moment that you start. Poor Stuart Little is always smaller than everybody around him. But that makes him all the more better. He is a tough mouse with a lot of determination. If you liked the Stuart Little movies, then you will love the book.
lovebug21826 More than 1 year ago
this was the best book was about Stuart trys to find his best friend ever(Marglo)so he has to go throw obsticuls to find her.i say go get the book and read it now!WOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suppose as charlotte's web had a series of talking animals so a talking mouse born to a human isn't that difficult to entertain.
My daughter clearly enjoyed the story and didn't question the lack of logic or somewhat abrupt chapter/episode endings. But then she didn't demand it to be re-read again and again as she has with other books.
I never read this before reading it to her so had no sentiment towards is a nice children's book but can't say it would be a favourite. Still better than much else out there - though not sure that is saying much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantasy. It is about a family and a talking mouse named Stuart. Stuart has trouble because he's so little. Stuart has to find his friend because she ran away from home and he runs into problems. This book is very adventurous, shocking, and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WARNING: DONT READ THIS REVWUW IF YOU HAVENT READ IT?COME BACK AFTRRWARSDS YOUL AGREE WITH ME!!!!!!!Ive never rrad this ebook but ive reas the real biook.Love the story but it left THE BIRd hanging.I mean she saved his lifw and could have gotten more consideration than eating seedcake,sleeping in a potted plant,and Stuart driving a funny red car. Is there a book 2?
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Jecia.Woodard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stuart Little is a mouse and this book is about how he tries to find the love of his life, Margalo. Stuart Little was born from a normal family in a normal house. He lives with his mom and dad and brother, George and his cat, Snowbell. One day a bird name Margalo was flying and broke its wing. The Little's decided to help her and take care of her. When she is warned that Snowbell and his friends were going to eat her, she leaves. After she leaves, Stuart decided to go after her and bring her home. Near the end of the book, he still hasn't found her. But he has a good feeling that he will.I give the book 2/5 because I didn't really like the ending but it was kinda good. I thought it should've been longer with it ending at Stuart finding Margalo and him living with her.
kdangleis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stuart Little by E.B. White is a cute story of a tiny mouse and his adventures through life. Stuart is obviously different from his family, but that does not stop him from living a ¿normal¿ life. He uses his smallness as his strength, not his weakness. From helping recover his mother¿s ring out of the drain, to his adventures in the classroom, this book is meant for younger children who can get lost in the fantasy and will enjoy imagining other adventures after reading. Young children often have seen, held, interacted with a pet mouse, and will be taken away with how fun it would be to have a Stuart running around the house, helping out with things that were impossible for people of normal size. The acceptance of Stuart by his family and supporting characters gives this story believability. Children will be able to relate with Stuart¿s character and the difficult obstacles he faces given his differences. They will love his sense of adventure and will identify with his shyness. The universal truth is shown through Stuart¿s adventures. The reader will discover that being different doesn¿t make you weird or prevent you from accomplishing something. The talking animals and character relationships remind me of Charlotte¿s Web.
sjordet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Stuart Little" is the story of a mouse named Stuart Little. He is unlike any of his family members - who are all human. Stuart embarks on several adventures and tries to outsmart the family's cat, Snowbell. Stuart makes a new friend in Margalo, a bird. When Margalo goes missing, Stuart sets out to find her.Although unrealistic, the story is interesting and the pictures add to the text. The ending is a little disappointing as it leaves the reader wondering, "What happens to Stuart?" "Does he find Margalo?" "Does he ever return home?" "What does his family think?"
porch_reader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stuart Little is a somewhat unusual book. Stuart is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Little. He's also a mouse. You just have to be willing to roll with that unusual development. White proceeds as if a human family with a mouse for a son is the most typical thing in the world, and we fall right into the story of Stuart's life. He is a gregarious fellow, getting into scrapes and back out again using his wit and charms. My first grade son and I both enjoyed this classic!
nicholspdx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A classic children's novel that takes the reader to great places of imagination. Definitely a vocabulary builder for the younger set but well worth it.
themulhern on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The slightness of this book makes it a little bit unsatisfying. However, Stuart's adventures are described with White's exceptional skill. That it is set in New York is essential to the story, but off-putting to this reader who detests that city.
Babygirl25661 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This just the cutest little story ever...I love it and read to my kids every chance i get. The movie is good but the books are so much better.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Delightful and strange. Although the Littles' second child is a mouse, he is brought up as a human. His family does make allowances for his size, but they basically treat him like a person. There's a scene in Central Park in which Stuart gets to captain a small boat in the pond and have grand adventures.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'd never read this book, so when I found it among the kids' books, I decided to give it a shot. And yes, I feel guilty for not having read it to my kids when they were small. Not to worry--I read to them a lot, just not this one, possibly because I wasn't familiar with it myself.I'm sure everyone already knows the plot--my ignorance notwithstanding, it is a classic children's story. It's not the same as the movie, by the way--which I haven't seen, but I've heard about.The Littles' second child turns out to be a mouse. The story tells about his struggles living as a mouse in a human household, and then about his adventures when he leaves home to find his bird friend.It's very much a product of its times--written in 1945, it's a completely different style from most current children's books. The language isn't dumbed down for children, nor does the story have a sugary-sweet ending that seems a requirement nowadays. At the same time, it's not a story for adults. Stuart is obviously meant to be identified with by young children, and his adventures involve situations and emotions that will be familiar to them.I do wish I'd read it to my kids when they were small. Maybe I'll hang on to it for eventual grandchildren.
Sean191 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't understand why this is a classic beyond maybe the strength of Charlotte's Web carrying it along. Even though a lot happened in the book, it seemed a little boring. But more troubling, I just found Stuart generally unlikeable. Fortunately, I've read this book to my son long before he understands stories, so I'm hoping he won't stumble upon it again in the future and want me to read it to him....not sure if I could suffer through a second time.
JeneenNammar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
8 to 12 years. In his Stuart Little (Harper & Row, 1974), E. B. White chronicles the entertaining adventures of a charming and chivalrous mouse who is both debonair and wears a 'wrapper,' but also can bravely sail a model schooner across a pond. E. B. White begins with Stuart's arrival into his New York family's home and describes his life and the problem solving his short stature requires. Then it charts his meeting of the wild songbird Margalo, how they save each other's lives, and how he searches for her in the northerly country-side after she leaves. Stuart may not find Margalo but he does find the love of searching and exploration, a worthy idea for young readers to contemplate. But it does make for one of the controversial elements about the book. Stuart Little may charm young readers with the idea of a miniature life amidst humans, but can leave them wistful for more plot resolution or practicing comfort with the lack thereof. However, E. B. White's succinct, principled prose perfectly suits his short, principled character. Garth Williams lovingly provides the illustrations designed to show the perspective of a mouse. Each chapter is a complete story in itself and makes the book a delightful K through 5th grade classroom read aloud. It also is an excellent book for the emerging reader. A classic, Stuart Little is a must for every public library collection.
Chandra on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect book.
kellyholmes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great book for kids!
spartyliblover on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Stuart, a mouse, lives with the Little family and the story follows him on the adventure of growing up. Stuart is the most developed character, but all the other characters are described well enough to be able to enjoy the story. The plot is a bit choppy with very little transition between chapters so that each chapter could almost stand on it's own with a small adventure or journey occurring. The setting of the Little's house is well described and the journey that Stuart embarks on at the end of the story is also well done. As a classic piece of Children's Literature this should be included in a public library setting.
HippieLunatic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel was a bit lacking for me. I realize that it is a children's novel, but that does not excuse the lack of complete story the book provides. Instead of a start, middle and end, this is a series of snapshots from Stuart's life. I believe this would be better sold as a collection of related stories. Sure, how Stuart deals with different aspects of life in the full-grown world as a two-inch mouse is interesting, but it wasn't closed.
margoletta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Adventurous tale of a mouse with all the human characteristics one would need to identify with and therefore, love. An enormous favorite of mine, read around age 11 (who can remember exactly??) I know that jr high was when I nicknamed myself ~mouse~ Coincidence? I think not... :)
bexaplex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What a lesson for a children's book (especially by the author of everything-is-possible Charlotte's Web!) - if your canoe is ruined and your plans upset, throw a tantrum and give up, despite your date's willingness to improvise.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eh, this one is somewhat lacking. The concept is that this family has a child that is essentially a mouse. He manages to mature within a few days, so you don't have any tedious backstory as to how a human family manages to raise a mouse-child. Instead you have a collection of amusing moments dealing with how a two-inch person might function in a normal world. But alas, amusing anecdotes do not a good book make. This tale is lacking an overall plot and so I was left quite unsatisfied with the whole thing. Would've made okay waiting room material, though. --J.
libraryofus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Unlike Charlotte's Web, I find the movie version of this book to be wholly inadequate. It entirely misses the point, I think. But perhaps I do it an injustice and should watch it again.I find the tale of this mouse's efforts to fit into the world of humans many times his size to be thoroughly enjoyable. The unexplained question of how a human couple came to give birth to a mouse always bothered me as a child, but I find it easy to shrug off now in favor of paying attention to Stuart's travels as he looks for love and success and friendship in the large, oblivious world.