1945: Stuart Little
Author/Editor: E.B. White, pictures by Garth Williams
This classic in children’s literature was the first children’s book written by award winning author E. B. White and illustrated by award winning illustrator Garth Williams. The story tells of the adventures of Stuart, a mouse born into the Little family. The story takes place in New York City, and follows Stuart as he sets out to find his friend, Margalo, a beautiful little bird who Stuart has befriended.
Over the years Stuart Little has been made into movies and television programs, and remains a staple on reading lists for kids. It’s an adventure story that is interwoven with themes of love and acceptance for those that may be different than ourselves. And is truly about the triumph of the little guy.