Charlottes Web

by E B White

May 15, 1974 | Trade Paperback

4.8 out of 5 rating. 20 Reviews

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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: May 15, 1974

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064400557

ISBN - 13: 9780064400558

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Charlottes Web

Charlottes Web

by E B White

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 192 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in

Published: May 15, 1974

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064400557

ISBN - 13: 9780064400558

About the Book

A beautiful large gray spider weaves a message into her web in an effort to save her friend, Wilbur the pig, from slaughter.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

A legendary writer for decades at The New Yorker and the author of many books of essays, E. B. White also wrote the children's classics Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine.

From Our Editors

One of the most beloved children's stories of all time, Charlotte's Web describes how a beautiful and intelligent spider named Charlotte rescues Wilbur, a lovable and naïve pig, from a cruel fate. E.B. White's classic story, enhanced with delightful illustrations by the late Garth Williams, resonates with humour and wisdom, while combining the perfect blending of fantasy and realism.

Editorial Reviews

?Wilbur, a lovable pig, is rescued from a cruel fate by a beautiful and intelligent spider named Charlotte.Told with delicacy, humor, and wisdom...a perfect blending of fantasy and complete realism.? (Booklist)

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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