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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Sad ending but great book - weRead
Laugh out loud writing. - weRead
Educational and interesting simple story :-) - weRead
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amazing love story haha. - weRead
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User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

Wilbur the pig is the runt of his litter, saved and raised by a girl named Fern. At Fern's uncle's farm, Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte and the rest is history. I loved reading this again ... Read full review

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User Review  - Faye - Goodreads

Charlotte's Web is one of the best books I have ever read. It taught me a lot about friendship, I learned that I do not know the first thing about friendship. Also, I almost cried at the end! 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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