Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother, George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's an adventurous and heroic little mouse. His daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a drain, and crawling inside a piano to fix the keys for his brother. When his best friend, a beautiful little bird called Margalo disappears from her nest, Stuart is determined to track her ...
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother, George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he's an adventurous and heroic little mouse. His daring escapades include racing a toy boat in a Central Park pond, retrieving his mother's ring from a drain, and crawling inside a piano to fix the keys for his brother. When his best friend, a beautiful little bird called Margalo disappears from her nest, Stuart is determined to track her down. He ventures away from home for the very first time in his life and finds himself embroiled in one exciting adventure after another, making new friends and meeting old ones along the way. This is a story of growing up, and ultimately of discovering oneself.
Very good. No dust jacket. Very good condition, at a very fair price. Original first edition of this children's classic, printed in 1945. Copyright page gives publisher's convention for first edition: "10-5 First edition I-U." Gift inscription dated Nov 6, 1945 reads: "Dear Prilly, There's a new pal for your idle hours. A mouse-tiny enough to cuddle in a comfortable corner of your warm heart. Love & best wishes, Firsty." Tan boards, little wear, a nice used book that started life as a wonderful loving gift.
Garth Williams. Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First printing (states 10-5 First Edition 1-U on the copyright page). Moderate shelfwear. The boards are rubbed and stained in spots. In a sound binding with hinges intact.
Clamshell Case As New. No Jacket. First Edition Clamshell Case. Custom Clamshell Case. No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case. White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. Collector's Clamshell Case. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. [Book Date]. Superb Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HANDCRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is Gilt-stamped at the spine. The case is finished in black Nuba® with a 'sculpted design [after Garth Williams' charming illustrated wrapper] on the side. Velour finished interior. Every TBCL case can be finished in a selection of fine leathers & cloths or Nuba® or a combination of both. Nuba® is a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck leather. This clamshell is perfectly sized to accommodate your first edition. A Delightful Collector's Custom Case for this beloved Children's Classic. Generally over 100 in-stock titles. Custom Craft available upon request. Book definitely NOT included. Photographs Upon Request.
Garth Williams illus. G-VG without DJ, light stains on front cover, inside clean, No stains inside, pictorial cloth covers and end papers, stated first edition on copyright page. Owner's inscription in pencil on fep, book inside would rate VG+
Very Good. Condition: Very Good; 1st edition, with "I-U" and stated first edition on CP. Unclipped DJ states $2.00. Book is clean throught with minor shelfwear, DJ has some chipping at spine ends and top edge, spine is lightly soiled. Handsome copy of this beloved children's classic. Hardcover.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. 131 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Minor toning to the edges with a small spot of tan paint at the bottom of the front board. Prior owner's name and date on the front free endpaper. Jacket sunned at the spine and along the edges. A few small chips and tears along the top with a 1.5" closed tear at the top of the front panel, about an inch from the fold. $2.00 price on front flap with stated first edition and codes 10-5 and I-U on the copyright page. Jacket is very slightly shorter than the boards.
Very Good. No Jacket. First edition (so stated; "10-5. I-U"). 8vo. Over 40 b/w illustrations, endpapers, spine and upper cover illustrations by Garth Williams. Original tan pictorial cloth, stamped in green and white, green and white pictorial endpapers. Very good. No dust jacket. No signatures or bookplates.
While E B While's celebrated Charlotte's Web receives a bit more attention, Stuart Little is also worthy of being in every home's library. The title character has wonderful adventures and the compassion shown for others, despite their differences, teaches worthwhile values.
Jul 2, 2009
Splendid Reading for All Ages
'Stuart Little' is that lovely thing, a book children and adults can enjoy, ideally together. Funny and smart and beautifully written, I thoroughly recommend this book. A wonderful quotation to remember: Stuart asks about the best, most important things in the world and a child responds; the smell of the neck of a baby whose mother keeps it tidy. Exactly! I will visit my granddaughter, aged four, in London later this year and I am so looking forward to the pleasure of reading 'Stuart Little' to her.
Mar 25, 2009
This book has always been one of my favorites as a child. I can hardly remember many other books I had read as a little girl but this one is unforgettable!
Stuart Little is an adorable mouse that touches your heart as he becomes part of a human family. The Little's end up adopting this little mouse as their second child, and there are many bumps in the road before he is accepted and loved by his human brother and family cat. A must read!
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