Charlotte's Web

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Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1952 - Juvenile Fiction - 184 pages
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Some Pig

These are the words in Charlotte's web, high in the barn. Her spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, as well as the feelings of a little girl named Fern ... who loves Wilbur, too. Their love has been shared by millions of readers.

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White's prose is pitch-perfect. - LibraryThing
Sad, again was not uplifted by the ending. - LibraryThing
A very good plot which makes it a good story. - LibraryThing
Charlotte's Web" is an easy to read chapter book. - LibraryThing
One thing I liked about this book was the plot. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Stsmurphy - LibraryThing

It has full of lessons that anyone including adults can learn from or at least be reminded of. It has many interesting characters that anyone can relate to. It's about life - the young pig Wilbur ... Read full review

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User Review  - nicholew - LibraryThing

This was one of my favorites as a child and I choose to read it again with my daughter because she has never read it and it has been so long. I love the fact that the book introduces young children to a rich vocabulary and the true meaning of friendship. Read full review

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About the author (1952)

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as "Charlotte's Web", "Stuart Little", and "The Trumpet of the Swan", was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of "The New Yorker" magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White's essays have appeared in "Harper's" magazine, and some of his other books are: "One Man's Meat", "The Second Tree from the Corner", "Letters of E. B. White", "Essays of E. B. White", and "Poems and Sketches of E. B. White". He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life--there is also the life of the imagination.

Garth Williams began his work on the pictures for the Little House books by meeting Laura Ingalls Wilder at her home in Missouri, and then he traveled to the sites of all the little houses. His charming art caused Laura to remark that she and her family "live again in these illustrations.

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