Stuart Little (hardbound)
This is the first children's book by the distinguished author, E. B. White. It is full of wit, wisdom and humor. Stuart Little, the mouse hero, is a pleasantly debonair little character with a shy, engaging manner and a somewhat philosophical turn of mind. He is a great help around the house, and everybody except Snowbell the cat likes him a great deal. In spite of his small size, Stuart gets around a good bit in the world, riding a Fifth Avenue bus with some aplomb, racing (and winning in) a sailboat in Central Park, teaching school for a day, and so on. His size - just over two inches - does give him some trouble now and then, like the time he was rolled up in the window shade, or when he got dumped in to a garbage scow. But on the whole his life is a happy one. His great adventure comes when he is seven and sets out in the world to seek his dearest friend, the beautiful little bird Margalo. For ages 8-12.