Item description for Stuart Little by E. B. White & Julie Harris...
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.
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Studio: Listening Library (Audio)
Running Time: 117.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.96" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1991
Publisher Listening Library (Audio)
ISBN 0553455303 ISBN13 9780553455304
Availability 0 units.
More About E. B. White & Julie Harris
E.B. White, also the author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, received the Newbery Honor in 1953 for Charlotte's Web. In 1970, he was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to children's literature.
E. B. White lived in the state of New York. E. B. White was born in 1899 and died in 1985.
Reviews - What do customers think about Stuart Little?
Good book, bad ending Apr 19, 2008
I enjoyed this book, but I didn't really enjoy the ending. The beginning and middle were well written, the characters were well thought out. The boat race was probably the most exciting part. The ending was poorly written. However, EB White was suffering from hypochondria, and this is why he ended the book so abruptly and never wrote a sequel. He could have written one, but was suffering from this illness. I prefer the movie, very sadly, in this one instance.
great read Mar 26, 2008
my 6 yr old read charlotte's web - wanted this one - loves it also
Well, the First Part is Fun Jan 24, 2008
When Mrs. Fredrick C. Little gave birth to her second son, everyone was surprised when it was a mouse. Even though Stuart is only two inches tall, he has all the attributes of a human, including the ability to talk. And he finds that his small size is a help around the house. But it also gets him into some dangerous situations since people often overlook him. Whether it's going down the drain looking for a ring, sailing a boat on a pond in Central Park, or accidentally getting thrown out with the garbage, you can bet that Stuart will face any obstacle head on.
I was first read this book in first grade and loved it for the most part. Even back then, the ending bothered me. Still, there plenty of laughs at some of Stuart's adventures, and the early chapters are entertaining. Garth Williams' illustrations are absolutely darling, and add much charm to the story.
However, the second half really disappointed me when I reread it. The first half is pretty much a series of unconnected adventures. The barest hint of a plot begins to take shape in the second half, but it goes no where. Furthermore, Stuart begins to show some rather immature behavior in those last few chapters. While he had always had some arrogance, it became too much by the end. And that doesn't even touch the ending, which leaves the plot that had finally taken hold completely unresolved.
This book is really a character study rather then a story. Parts of it will entertain kids. But the second half will let them down and the ending will leave them unsatisfied. The book isn't bad, but it's too bad it doesn't live up to my memories.
We loved it Jan 8, 2008
The price matches the quality. A very good novel that entertains children as well as parents.
Stuart's a Winner! Nov 29, 2007
Stuart Little is a little mouse who was born to a family in New York City. While he is a mouse, no one takes it against him personally. He is quite a nice chap too. Stuart is a daring young man who is very willing to travel a long way to find his friend - a bird. What a nice guy he is and what a pleasure to read this book!