- Publisher: HarperTrophy (April 1974)
- ISBN-10: 9991205551
- ISBN-13: 978-9991205557
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stuart Little Paperback – April, 1974
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Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Mr. White attended public schools there. He was graduated from Cornell University in 1921, worked in New York for a year, then traveled about. After five or six years of trying many sorts of jobs, he joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. The connection proved a happy one and resulted in a steady output of satirical sketches, poems, essays, and editorials. His essays have also appeared in Harper's Magazine, and his books include One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E.B. White, The Essays of E.B. White and Poems and Sketches of E.B. White. In 1938 Mr. White moved to the country. On his farm in Maine he kept animals, and some of these creatures got into his stories and books. Mr. White said he found writing difficult and bad for one's disposition, but he kept at it. He began Stuart Little in the hope of amusing a six-year-old niece of his, but before he finished it, she had grown up.
For his total contribution to American letters, Mr. White was awarded the 1971 National Medal for Literature. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy named Mr. White as one of thirty-one Americans to receive the Presidential Medal for Freedom. Mr. White also received the National Institute of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Essays and Criticism, and in 1973 the members of the Institute elected him to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a society of fifty members. He also received honorary degrees from seven colleges and universities. Mr. White died on October 1, 1985.
Top Customer Reviews
We read a chapter or two at a time but she always wanted me to keep reading. There are enough pictures in the book for a child but also few enough that the imagination is challenged. Obviously there were descriptive sections that were a bit over her head but over time as we read it over and over she will grow more into the book and make new discoveries as she understands more and more. It didn't seem to bother her or keep her from enjoying the book immensely.
I decided to do our first novel at this age and picked this one based on the recommendation of The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelese.
The only reason I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5 is because the book ends rather abruptly in my opinion--as if it was left unfinished. I won't ruin the end for those of you who have yet to read it but it leaves you hoping for a sequel that never was.
This is a terrific first novel to share with your child!
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My son and I have been waiting over 6 weeks for his book. I have emailed the sender without any response.Published on February 3, 2013 by zeke's mom
I read this aloud to my daughter Magda (she's two-and-a-half). Here are some of her thoughts on the book:
Mommy- What book did we read after Charlotte's Web? Read more