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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Pennypacker Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455182091
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Stuart’s got problems...
It’s raining. He’s bored.
And worst of all, he’s new in town.
So he’s got a lot to worry about.
But what does a kid like Stuart need in order to have an adventure?

A cape, of course.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gavin gives Stuart a childlike voice with just the right tone of longing, loneliness, and mischief, reflective of the different things that occur when he dons his magical cape. Stuffed-animal and adult voices sound alternately astounded, patient, and understanding, while Aunt Bubbles’ piercing tones indicate her feelings about talking clouds and giant pieces of toast.”

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  • “Five-, six-, and seven-year-olds will be hooked by this delightful audiobook…Marguerite Gavin makes Stuart a believable little boy without sounding squeaky. And she invests the adults in his life with voices that reveal character…Gavin’s narration is melodious enough to attract children but not so singsong that it might deter adult listeners. The combination makes for perfect family listening.”

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  • “Readers who like Captain Underpants have a new choice, one that will make them howl and will not make their parents squirm.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The story is hilariously descriptive…its engaging flow makes for a great read-aloud.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[A] winsomely warped tale…Readers…will happily escape with Stuart as he embarks on his confidence-building flights of fancy.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 1/10/2014

    " Great book! If you like Clementine, you'll love this book about Stuart whose cape brings him all sorts of adventures. Perfect for boys just getting into chapter books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nono | 1/4/2014

    " I always enjoy Sara Pennypacker's books. This is a tale on a very imnaginative boy. Good early chapter book either for a read aloud to a preschooler or a first book to read independantly "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 12/20/2013

    " The story is whimsical and has potential; however, it is underdeveloped, and the conclusion is abrupt. The first 3/4's of the audiobook was nearly unbearable because the reader was sooooo monotonous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/7/2013

    " Nathan liked this one, and the next in the series too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 12/5/2013

    " This book comes before Stuart Goes to School, which I read first. You probably should read this one first. I liked how Stuart told himself that whatever happened, he wouldn't act surprised. And he actually did that! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 11/7/2013

    " really boring and short book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/6/2013

    " cute funny kid story. being adventurous.and pretending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 8/20/2013

    " I could read Stuart books all day. I really think this is an overlooked gem for young middle grade readers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 8/17/2013

    " Whimsical and a little weird. Certainly Stuart doesn't 'really' teach a dinosaur, a gorilla, and a horse how to 'play Stuart' - but who wants to be limited to 'really' anyway? Very early chapter book or advanced Early Reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/7/2013

    " We thought this was a cute story about a 3rd grade boy who moved - much like my little guy :) Stuart has a BIG imagination - so it was a little hard to tell what was real and what was his imagination sometimes - but a fun and super quick read that the kids and I enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catharine | 12/15/2012

    " This was a fun and imaginative adventure for readers gr 1-3. The playful illustrations pair perfectly with Stuart's character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 6/9/2012

    " I liked this book so much I want to read it again! And the next book too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige Soule | 5/7/2012

    " My son loved it, but he is 5. So for the younger set give it a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 11/28/2011

    " How much do I love Sara Pennypacker? That's rhetorical. A fun (new to me) series by the author of Clementine. This would be a fun read-aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marifran | 11/12/2011

    " Cute way to start third grade - adorable read-aloud "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Froggy | 7/5/2011

    " The Stuart books are funny and imaginative, but have a wonderful understated tone. Wish there were more of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 1/20/2011

    " The story is whimsical and has potential; however, it is underdeveloped, and the conclusion is abrupt. The first 3/4's of the audiobook was nearly unbearable because the reader was sooooo monotonous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mbdemaine | 8/8/2010

    " Cute way to start third grade - adorable read-aloud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arasband | 7/22/2010

    " We thought this was a cute story about a 3rd grade boy who moved - much like my little guy :) Stuart has a BIG imagination - so it was a little hard to tell what was real and what was his imagination sometimes - but a fun and super quick read that the kids and I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 6/5/2010

    " How much do I love Sara Pennypacker? That's rhetorical. A fun (new to me) series by the author of Clementine. This would be a fun read-aloud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carter | 3/16/2010

    " Really offbeat humor compared to the Clementine books. In some ways, I see hints of her later character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ethan | 1/20/2010

    " I liked this book so much I want to read it again! And the next book too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/17/2010

    " This book comes before Stuart Goes to School, which I read first. You probably should read this one first. I liked how Stuart told himself that whatever happened, he wouldn't act surprised. And he actually did that! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catharine | 5/31/2009

    " This was a fun and imaginative adventure for readers gr 1-3. The playful illustrations pair perfectly with Stuart's character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carissa | 5/28/2009

    " really boring and short book
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/1/2009

    " cute funny kid story. being adventurous.and pretending "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hope | 2/20/2009

    " I could read Stuart books all day. I really think this is an overlooked gem for young middle grade readers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Froggy | 12/14/2008

    " The Stuart books are funny and imaginative, but have a wonderful understated tone. Wish there were more of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 11/29/2008

    " this was a awesome book!!

    Go Staurt!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nono | 2/3/2008

    " I always enjoy Sara Pennypacker's books. This is a tale on a very imnaginative boy. Good early chapter book either for a read aloud to a preschooler or a first book to read independantly "

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About the Author
Author Sara Pennypacker

Sara Pennypacker is an author of children's literature. She has received many awards for her books including the Christopher Award for Clementines’s Letter and the Golden Kite Award for Pierre In Love. She has written fourteen children’s books and travels widely to speak about literacy and to encourage reading and writing.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”