Synopses & Reviews
Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan are three of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in special color editions. In Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells. In The Trumpet of the Swan, black-and-white illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Fred Marcellino are rendered in a beautiful sepia-toned color. All three books are printed on high quality stock and are slightly larger than the black-and-white paperback editions, adding another dimension to these three perfect books for young and adult alike.
A fully colorized paperback edition of E.B. White's classic novel about one small mouse on a very big adventure!
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 also a true lover of adventure.
Stuart's greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?
How terribly surprised the Little family must have been when their second child turned out to be a small mouse. At times, doesn't everyone feel like the sole mouse in a family--and a world--of extremely tall people? A special color edition on high quality paper.
About the Author
E.B. White, the author of twenty books of prose and poetry, was awarded the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his childrens books, Stuart Little
and Charlottes Web.
This award is now given every three years "to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have, over a period of years, make a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." The year 1970 also marked the publication of Mr. Whites third book for children, The Trumpet of the Swan,
honored by The International Board on Books for Young People as an outstanding example of literature with international importance. In 1973, it received the Sequoyah Award (Oklahoma) and the William Allen White Award (Kansas), voted by the school children of those states as their "favorite book" of the year.
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 Harpers Magazine, and his books include One Mans 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 ones 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.