Stuart Little


He had the dream in the spring of 1926, while sleeping on a train on his way back to New York from a visit to the Shenandoah Valley.


In 1935, White's wife Katharine showed these stories to Clarence Day, then a regular contributor to The New Yorker.


Day liked the stories and encouraged White not to neglect them, but neither Oxford University Press nor Viking Press was interested in the stories, and White did not immediately develop them further. In the fall of 1938, as his wife wrote her annual collection of children's book reviews for The New Yorker, White wrote a few paragraphs in his "One Man's Meat" column in Harper's Magazine about writing children's books.


White's editor at Harper, who had heard about the Stuart stories from Katherine, asked to see them, and by March 1939 was intent on publishing them.


Around that time, White wrote to James Thurber that he was "about half done" with the book; however, he did not finish it until the winter of 1944-1945. ==Plot== A boy named Stuart is born to an ordinary family in New York City.


Stuart Little is a 1945 American children's novel by E.

He sets off once more in his car, thinking that he will never see her again. ==Reception== Lucien Agosta, in his overview of the critical reception of the book, notes that "Critical reactions to Stuart Little have varied from disapprobation to unqualified admiration since the book was published in 1945, though generally it has been well received." Anne Carroll Moore, who had initially encouraged White to write the book, was critical of it when she read a proof of it.


Douglas Wick, the producer of the original films, will produce the remake. ===Television=== "The World of Stuart Little," a 1966 episode of NBC's Children's Theater, narrated by Johnny Carson, won a Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy.


White received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970 for Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web. ==Adaptations== ===Audio=== Actress Julie Harris narrated an unabridged adaptation on LP in two volumes for Pathways Of Sound (POS 1036 and 1037).


The complete recording was later released on audio cassette by Bantam Audio and on CD by Listening Library. ===Films=== The book was very loosely adapted into a 1999 film of the same name, which combined live-action with computer animation.

Stuart Little: the Journey Home, which was released only for the Game Boy Color in 2001, is based on the 1999 film.


Stuart Little: the Journey Home, which was released only for the Game Boy Color in 2001, is based on the 1999 film.


A 2002 sequel, Stuart Little 2, features the character of Margalo and more closely follows the plot of the book.

A game based on Stuart Little 2 was released for the PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and Microsoft Windows in 2002.


An animated television series, The Animated Series (based on the film adaptations) was produced for HBO Family and aired for 13 episodes in 2003. ===Video games=== Three video games based on the film adaptations of the same name have been produced.


A third game, entitled Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure, was released exclusively for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. ==See also== Conservatory Water, the boating pond on which Stuart Little sails ==Notes== ==References== ==External links== Stuart Little first edition dustjacket at NYPL Digital Gallery 1945 American novels Little, Stuart Little, Stuart American children's novels Works by E.


A third film, Call of the Wild was released direct-to-video in 2006.


Fox as the voice of Stuart Little. In 2015, it was announced that a remake of a Stuart Little film is in the works at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Red Wagon Entertainment.

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