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Charlotte's Web - Kate DiCamillo, E.B. White, Garth Williams
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: paperback
ISBN: 9780064400558 (0064400557)
ASIN: 64400557
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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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...
Kaytee Keefe
Kaytee Keefe rated it
4.5
This story about a pig’s perseverance is great. With the help of a couple other animals, especially Charlotte the spider, Wilbur’s life is saved. Even though he was the runt, he had people (and animals) that believed in him. Charlotte’s Web is a very fun and entertaining read for any age. This b...
Miss Majors' Collection
Miss Majors' Collection rated it
4.0 Charlotte's Web
This book was one of my favorites when I was younger and going through school. I think this book shows so much friendship in it and would be good for any grade. It has a good message of not giving up on friends and always being yourself. I would use this in the classroom by allowing them to make the...
Children's Literature
Children's Literature rated it
4.5 Charlotte's Web
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Lexile Level: 680L When a girl named Fern is given the runt of a litter of pigs, she names him Wilbur and keeps him as her pet. But when Wilbur gets too big to stay with Fern, he is moved to a farm where all the other barn animals bully him about being eaten by the farmer. But ...
GreyJordan23
GreyJordan23 rated it
4.0 Charlotte's Web
A little girl named Fern convinced her father to spare the life of a piglet who she ends up naming Wilbur. After Wilbur does some growing, he is sold to Fern's uncle where there is more room. Wilbur tries to befriend the other farm animals but they reject him. Charlotte, a spider on the barn door, b...
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