Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Mr. White attended public schools there. He was graduated from Cornell University in 1921, worked in New York for a year, then travelled about. After five or six years of trying many sorts of jobs, he joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. The connection proved a happy one and resulted in a steady output of satirical sketches, poems, essays and editorials. His essays have also appeared in Harper's Magazine, and his books include One Man's Meat, The Second Tree From the Corner, Letters of E.B.White, The Essays of E.B.White and Poems
Stuart's heart sank. He felt like crying. 'The canoe is gone,' he groaned. Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Though he's shy and thoughtful, he has a very adventurous spirit. When his best friend, a little bird called Margalo, disappears from her nest, Stuart goes out into the wide world on his greatest adventure of all to look for her. But will he find her?