Friday, August 12, 2016
"Stuart Little" and others
Into my life from long ago and far away came "Stuart Little" by E.B. White. This brings back memories of my son's childhood when we read "Stuart Little" and became completely enchanted by the story.
Of course a mouse creator must have some kind of inspiration. Recently I ordered three 'mouse' books with "Stuart Little" at the top of the list. The other two are "Great Mouse Detective - Basil of Baker Street" by Eve Titus and "The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse by Beatrix Potter.
It is delicious to curl up in the chair on a hot summer afternoon and lose yourself in the 'secret world of mice' and to let these wonderful stories turn your imagination backward into the one you had as a child.
"A shaft of sunlight at the end of a dark afternoon, a note of music, and the way the back of a baby's neck smells if it's mother keeps it tidy," answered Henry. "Correct", said Stuart. "Those are the important things. You forgot one thing, though. Mary Bendix, what did Henry Rackmeyer forget?" "He forgot ice cream with chocolate sauce on it," said Mary quickly" - E. B. White, Stuart Little