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Stuart Little

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  89,640 Ratings  ·  1,977 Reviews
Quando nella famiglia Little arriva un figlio-topino adottivo alto cinque centimetri, nessuno si scompone. Tutti accettano con affetto questo nuovo bambino piccolissimo, però tanto garbato, sincero e coraggioso, deciso a farsi rispettare. E poi il mondo visto dal basso è perfino più bello, affascinante, sorprendente. Stuart Little ama la vita e le avventure, e noi lo segui ...more
Published (first published 1945)
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Marilyn Photocopying this book would be a violation of copywright laws. BUY a copy at your local bookstore of if you can not afford to buy one, borrow a copy…morePhotocopying this book would be a violation of copywright laws. BUY a copy at your local bookstore of if you can not afford to buy one, borrow a copy from your local library.(less)
Sukhi Maybe. It depends on whether that boy likes fantasy books about talking animals. The book features adventure and small vignette style chapters. The…moreMaybe. It depends on whether that boy likes fantasy books about talking animals. The book features adventure and small vignette style chapters. The ending is open to interpretation. The book might be the first in a series, I'm not sure about that. The language and level of reading is quite complex, however. Maybe wait until the boy is 9 or 10. However, if the boy is a strong reader and has parents that will talk to him about the book, then yes. (less)
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karen
uh- oh - someone just lost two stars. i remember liking this book when i read it as a child, and i loved trumpet of the swan and charlotte's web like no other, so i just sense-memoried this into 4 stars. now that i reread it for my paper, it gets what it deserves. it is no good. it is inexplicably bad. and i've since learned that the ending on this was rushed because e.b. white was a hypochondriac who was convinced he was about to die and wanted to get this out to the publishers before that happ ...more
kingshearte
Feb 01, 2010 kingshearte rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, kids, fiction
Strange little book. The premise is one I enjoy, as I've always been somewhat fascinated by unusually small things, and the notion of experiencing the world from the perspective of a very small being. So I loved all the little contraptions and whatnot created to help Stuart function in a human-sized house.

However, the book kind of felt like White didn't really know what he was doing with it or where he was going with it. The first half of it consists of largely unrelated, episodic adventures aro
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Jean
Stuart Little is a children's novel from 1946, by Elwyn Brooks White, who was also the author of the more famous "Charlotte's Web". However Stuart Little is a bit of a period piece, rather than a true classic.

Stuart Little is a talking mouse who lives in New York City with his human parents, older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. He is a rather pompous sort of fellow, dressing in either a sailor suit or formal clothes, and affecting English manners - except when he speaks the American slang
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Diane
Aug 27, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
A friend mentioned that this was one of her favorite children's books, and I realized I had never read it. It didn't pack the emotional wallop that Charlotte's Web did, but it's still a fun, sweet story.

Stuart Little was born only two inches high and he looked like a mouse, but luckily his parents and big brother loved him anyway. The book is a series of Stuart's adventures, such as the time he got stuck in the window shade, or when he won a sailboat race in Central Park, or when he befriended a
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Jamie
Mar 28, 2013 Jamie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Stuart Little is one of those books I used to recommend to parents when I worked in a bookstore. I liked “Charlotte’s Web,” and it’s undisputedly a classic. Robin William’s character in “Mrs. Doubtfire” reads it to baby Natalie (while this isn’t necessarily a ringing endorsement it certainly attests to the classical status of this book). And so, when baby Alice and I were choosing our book from the library last week it was between Stuart and something more modern like Funke. Because Alice was bo ...more
bup
Oct 07, 2007 bup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
This is the first book that ever blew my mind - by far my favorite children's novel. One thing I look for in a book, I've realized, is a knockout ending - a book better have a good payoff.

I don't want to spoil the ending here, but when my ten-year-old self got there, I couldn't believe it. How could E.B. White leave it like that? How can he leave so much unanswered? Moreover, how could he do that and still have it be so powerful and work so effectively?

I still am moved every time I read the last
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Jeanette McCulloh
I did not like two humans having a mouse baby. It does not seem to phase anybody else, though.
Jason Koivu
Mar 06, 2012 Jason Koivu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost as soon as the day he was born Stuart Little was asking for brandy and smokes. Did Mrs. Little birth a grown man, ala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr216H... ??? No, she birthed a mouse, apparently.

These are tall tales of a rather short stature, but that doesn't diminish their enjoyment. In his clean, straight forward style E. B. White laid down a loosely connected collection of stories about a charming little guy in a big world, using size to some good comic effect through out.

On the
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Shelby
May 17, 2017 Shelby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars
This book was good and kind of cute book to read. I have seen the movie and I thought it was a little bit better than the book surprisingly. I thought the writing was good and the story line though. Overall I thought it was a good book.
Asghar Abbas
May 30, 2015 Asghar Abbas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Excellent. How children's book should be. Lessons to be learned from an unlikely hero.
Pure magic. Pure fun. Pure adventure. There was this scene where Stuart teaches a classroom full of kids; that was a touch of genius pure gold. The ending was very whimsical, I liked it. No way its movie adaption could ever touch this fine work of art.
Jason
Aug 27, 2007 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was probably 7 or 8 the first time I went through this one, and have doubtless read it through 10 times since. One of those timelessly classic children's stories you just always go back to. It just hearkens back to a simpler America; makes me think of hot summers and lemonade and tire swings and reading on the trampoline in the backyard.
Jessica
Cute quick read. I wish it had a more defined ending though.
Amina
Apr 18, 2017 Amina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't, I tried but couldn't add one more chapter after reading almost 50%.
The characters are so hard to connect with, I loved Charlotte's web so so much but this one is a complete disaster for me.
Dolly
May 05, 2012 Dolly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
When I was a child I absolutely adored Charlotte's Web. I read it over and over again and I absolutely adored the animated film (the original, of course.) I also loved The Trumpet of the Swan and read that several times as well.

But thinking back, I don't remember ever reading this book before. I knew the basic concept of the plot and the movie version of the tale is well-known. But for some reason, this book never really stuck with me. Perhaps I started it and never finished it. I just don't re
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Jayne Ekins
Dec 26, 2012 Jayne Ekins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kidsoutloud
Goodness, I love this book. Charming and bittersweet-- the mark of E.B. White. The search for Margalo-- we'll never know...

-My kids love it when I read this part very fast.

"Have you any sarsaparilla in your store?" asked Stuart. "I've got a ruinous thirst."

"Certainly," said the storekeeper. "Gallons of it. Sarsaparilla, root beer, birch beer, ginger ale, Moxie, lemon soda, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Dipsi Cola, Pipsi Cola, Popsi Cola, and raspberry cream tonic. Anything you want."

"Let me have a bott
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Nora-Kate
Just a few things to note:
I think I read this when I was a kid? But as an adult I was very surprised to discover that Stuart Little is more akin to a somewhat moody middle aged man than someone's little boy.

Second, I liked reading this classic more than Charlottes Web and other E.B. White books I've read to the kids. White's voice is smooth and descriptive but still intelligent.
Tom
Jun 12, 2009 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Forgive me, I'm in a maudlin mood today and had to post this.
It all started here, folks, my love of stories. I have vivid memories of my mother, God rest her loving soul, reading this book to me as a kid (funny, though I can't remember if my older sister and brother were present -- maybe they'd moved on to big kid books?). I think I was 5 or 6 at the time. I keep a copy on my nightstand. As then, I'm still mesmerized by the marvelous drawings, as well. I do love that mouse!

Anyone care to mention
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Kelly
Aug 18, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My daughter and I read this out loud, chapter by chapter over the past two weeks. What a treat! I've never actually read the book, only seen the movie. I prefer the book. The movie I guess makes a more complete story, but I like the episodic nature of the chapters of the book. I also thought the writing was just magic. It was well written and Stuart is so well-spoken, and yet it was easy enough for my seven year old to read and enjoy.
Olivia
Feb 02, 2017 Olivia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow how different this book reads in 2017 and as an adult.
It was surprising more than anything else. Stuart is a bit brazen! He shoots guns off in the air on sail boats, he asks for a "nip of brandy," he runs away from home un-remorsefully, he shoots an arrow into the cat's ear, he sulks when things don't go his way... overall I was not too impressed with Stuart Little the way I was as a kid.
Also his "adventures" seemed rather boring. Or maybe I am just too used to newer higher quality children'
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Namitha Varma
Why would it end this way???

After enjoying Charlotte's Web, I was hoping Stuart Little the book would be as magical as Stuart Little the film. But nope. The movies are better.

Though the story began well, it lost steam and became a good-for-nothing towards the middle. Stuart comes off as a jerk in most of the episodes in the book (leaving your family just like that - no gratitude; the school scene which has no point but a timepass for Stuart; the Ames girl scene where he's just a self-pitying i
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Nia
Mar 13, 2017 Nia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stuart little is an old classic. I've read this book before. I decided to read it again when I saw it on the counter at home. Stuart little is one of my favorite classics, and E.B White is one of my favorite authors. I recommend reading this book if you haven't already. Once I started reading this book, I remembered the first time I read it. Stuart little is such a great book. It's about a family that had children, and a mouse. He was the smallest member of the family. He got his own little thin ...more
Drew Graham
Mar 25, 2014 Drew Graham rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: me
Mr. and Mrs. Little are a little surprised when their newborn son looks somewhat like a mouse, but they and their older son George love him regardless of his appearance and tiny size. But a little mouse growing up in a big city is going to mean some giant adventures.

I don't remember reading this as a kid, but I think if I had it would hold up more for me after all these years. This is an odd little story (and I use the term story loosely). It's a series of misadventures featuring Stuart and his
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Maura
Feb 28, 2017 Maura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just read this to my six year old because I remember loving it as a kid. He enjoyed it but there were too many loose ends for me. Almost like it was left unfinished...
Ashley
Dec 08, 2011 Ashley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. Fantasy
2. Stuart loves his family. He has a mom and a dad and an older brother, George -oh, and don't forget Snowball, the cat. But Stuart isn't an ordinary little boy, even though he is definitely little! Stuart is a mouse! Even though he is small, his adventures are not. Will Stuart be able to leave the safety of his home to venture out to find his friend, Margalo, who has gone missing from her nest? Will Stuart be able to safe her on his own? This story is delightful and charming. The perf
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Librariasaurus
A very short story, this is probably one of those situations where I actually liked the movie a little better.

1. How does a human woman give birth to a mouse child? There was an ick factor for me instantly when I read this part. Like, is she SOMEHOW having sex with mice? I'm pretty sure that's a crime in most places.

2. Why are they trying to make him feel like he's not a mouse? He's a mouse. You know he's a mouse, I know he's a mouse and he knows he's a mouse. He isn't going to be offended by
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Ben De Bono
Stuart Little is the sort of book where the more you think about the premise the more you become convinced that the author was highly intoxicated when he was writing it.

If you're only vaguely familiar with the story, you could be forgiven for thinking its a run of the mill talking animals book or the story of a talking mouse raised by humans. Nope. Stuart isn't just raised by humans, his parents ARE human. That's right. Two normal, otherwise healthy adults somehow manage to procreate a mouse, a
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BJ Rose
Jan 24, 2010 BJ Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was initially surprised to find this shelved as 'adventure', but when I reread it, I realized that it's all about adventure; well, adventure and acceptance. Stuart's parents accept him, even though he is nothing like their other son; most friends and neighbors and strangers accept him, which makes this an almost-ideal world to live in. So that makes this a beautifully-told message to kids about accepting and even loving people who are different than they are. And in this world of human giants, ...more
Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
As far as kids books go, I wouldn't recommend this one. There is a sort of lovely freedom for the bizarre within children's books and that's one of the things I really love about them. They don't have to worry about how a mouse can be birthed from a human mother or why everyone can understand him when he talks, they can just create these rules within the story and play ball. Fun right?! This ball deflated really fast for me. It's not the concept that bothers me it's the boring writing. For somet ...more
Justina Servantes
Stuart Little is about a mouse that is adopted by the Little family and he finds that he must adjust to the human life. After going through some adjustments of fitting into this human house, he is able to connect with his family. The characters are developed at a level for a child to understand, Stuart seems to be more human than a mouse with his qualities. The theme of the story is that even though you seem to not fit in because of what you are or who you are, you need to just be yourself and t ...more
Reagan
Apr 28, 2014 Reagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a surprise that Mrs. little had a mouse for a new born baby.

In one of the chapters snowball the little's cat wrapped up in the curtains but Gorge the brother happened to roll down the curtains and Stuart rolls out! One day Mrs. little found a bird named Margallo on the window seal. Stuart and Margallo became best friends. One night Stuart crept down the stairs to where Margallo was sleeping. Snowball the cat tried to pounce on Margallo but Stuart saved her.
One day Margallo ran away becau
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“A shaft of sunlight at the end of a dark afternoon, a note of music, and the way the back of a baby’s neck smells if it’s mother keeps it tidy,” answered Henry.
“Correct,” said Stuart. “Those are the important things. You forgot one thing, though. Mary Bendix, what did Henry Rackmeyer forget?”
“He forgot ice cream with chocolate sauce on it,” said Mary quickly.”
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