Stuart Little

Stuart Little

3.87 (88,476 ratings by Goodreads)
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Follows 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.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 132.08 x 210.82 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • AudioGO Limited
  • GALAXY
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • Ill.
  • 0754061418
  • 9780754061410

Review Text

Of course this will sell - as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. And that is where I think it really belongs, along with Robert Lawson's books, which reach children chiefly through adults. Thurber was another, but more justifiable on the score of a nice quality of whimsy, which Stuart Little - for me at least - lacks. This seems to me pseudo-fantasy, synthetic, and lacking the tenderness that makes a story such as Wind In The Willows wholly the children's own. Undertones and overtones of this story of a mouse in a human family are unjuvenile on all counts. The central story follows the make-believe as Stuart, complete with hat, cane, pin-striped trousers, and a stout heart, embarks on his small odyssey, - a hairbreadth escape in a window shade (victim of a jealous cat), high seas exploits in Central Park, near tragedy in a garbage scow. Then comes the complete flop of the schoolroom episode and the romance. The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

Rating details

88,476 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 32% (28,737)
4 33% (29,089)
3 26% (23,404)
2 6% (5,718)
1 2% (1,528)
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