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Charlotte's Web - Garth Williams, E.B. White, Kate DiCamillo
Charlotte's Web
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Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time. To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is... show more
Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time. To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is itself a beautiful translation of White's own view of the world—of the joy he took in the change of seasons, in farm life, in the miracles of life and death, and, in short, the glory of everything. We are proud to include Kate DiCamillo's foreword in the 60th anniversary editions of this cherished classic. Charlotte's Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to quite a pig. How all this comes about is Mr. White's story. It is a story of the magic of childhood on the farm. The thousands of children who loved Stuart Little, the heroic little city mouse, will be entranced with Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and Fern, the little girl who understood their language. The forty-seven black-and-white drawings by Garth Williams have all the wonderful detail and warmhearted appeal that children love in his work. Incomparably matched to E.B. White's marvelous story, they speak to each new generation, softly and irresistibly.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061124952 (0061124958)
ASIN: 61124958
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
5.0 Charlotte's Web
My spouse and I were trying to convince the 5-year-old to think about going to bed. It wasn't quite time, and he asked for a video. I tricked him by looking for something on NetFlix. We started to watch Charlotte's Web. At first he wasn't sure, and was hoping I'd switch to one of those horrible YouT...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
5.0 CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E. B. White
I had forgotten how sad the ending was but how uplifting. Charlotte is a spider who befriends Wilbur the pig. Fern loves Wilbur whom she and Charlotte protect from being sent to the slaughterhouse. Templeton the rat helps and is the comic relief. I loved this book but I needed a box of Kleenex. It ...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
5.0 Charlotte's Web
I probably had this book on permanent check out from my school's library when I was a kid. I don't even know how many times I read it growing up, feeling awkward and out of place and wanting that one person to think I'm special. I loved Wilbur and Charlotte and their amazing friendship. <3Still don'...
The Bookish Corner
The Bookish Corner rated it
5.0 Charlotte's Web
Rating: 5 StarsI loved this book when I was a little girl and still do, even at 19 years old. I don't know why, but there is just something about it that reading it made me feel so happy. I think it was the unusual and sweet friendship between a lonely piglet, Wilbur, and the compassionate spider,...
ashleydavis
ashleydavis rated it
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is one of my favorite books to read growing up. I remember our teacher reading this to us and allowing us to watch the movie afterward. The story takes place of a farm where a piglet (and also the runt of the litter) is saved by a farmers daughter, Fern. Fern raises the...
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