Author: E.B. White
Title: Stuart Little
Narrator: Julie Harris
Publication Info: New York : Bantam Audio, p1965.
Books Read By Same Author: Charlotte’s Web and Trumpet of the Swan
Listened to this audiobook on a road trip to New York City, appropriately enough. The titular character is born in New York, surprising his human family by actually being a mouse. The novel is mostly episodic adventures where Stuart escapes a cat, sails on model boats in the Central Park ponds, and gets caught in the trash. There’s also an oddly philosophical chapter in which Stuart serves as a substitute teacher. The book is full of humor and adventure that makes it a classic.
My son believes that the ending is unsatisfactory, and he does have a point.
I’ll make the work interesting and the discipline will take care of itself. – Stuart discusses his teaching strategy.
Recommended books: The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame