New York: Harper Brothers, 1945. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book, bound in a variant cloth with green and orange stamping. First edition stated on copyright page with correct date codes. In a Very Good+ dust jacket with minor wear at the extremities and a short split at the top of the front spine fold. With the original price of $2.00 intact on the front flap.
The first children's book by ecological writer E. B. White, it was praised at its release by Malcolm Cowley of The New York Times as "one of the best children's books published this year." Since then, it has become a classic, and it has inspired both film and television adaptations. The story of a talking mouse named Stuart who is born to the Little family, of New York City. From the start, Stuart stands out as different -- just over two inches tall, he still thinks and behaves like a seven year old boy, and his parents begin feeling concern about where he will fit in the world. A story of bravery, embracing uniqueness, and developing friendships through kindness and acceptance, Stuart Little is a cornerstone children's book. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #3089)