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Charlotte's Web
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Charlotte's Web
This Newbery Honor Book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White's beloved book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

"What the book is about is friendship on earth, affection and protection, adventure and miracle, life and death, trust and treachery, pleasure and pain, and the passing of time. As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done."—Eudora Welty, The New York Times Book Review

"High caprice on a farm, handled with wit and wisdom, that serves to put an imperfect world back into joint."—The New Yorker

"A fantasy that has the beauty and delicacy of the web itself."—The Saturday Review
This Newbery Honor Book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White's beloved book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

"What the book is about is friendship on earth, affection and protection, adventure and miracle, life and death, trust and treachery, pleasure and pain, and the passing of time. As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done."—Eudora Welty, The New York Times Book Review

"High caprice on a farm, handled with wit and wisdom, that serves to put an imperfect world back into joint."—The New Yorker

"A fantasy that has the beauty and delicacy of the web itself."—The Saturday Review
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  • 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."
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  • AudioFile Magazine This family classic, loved and enjoyed now by two generations, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a remastered CD edition. The sound is clearer and perhaps a little more crisp, but E.B. White's voice is the same--avuncular and with a twang of New England and New York. It may either delight or annoy listeners, but it's White's reading style that sets this program apart from current audiobooks. He's reading the story to us, much as a parent would read to a child. He's not an actor, and though the character voices he does attempt--Templeton, the rat, is my favorite--are good, it's not a bravura performance. White simply shares his story so intimately that adult listeners notice every nuance of his sentences and his exquisite choice of words. For children the story of Wilbur and Charlotte will be sheer delight. Fresh as it was fifty years ago, White's story still has the power to mesmerize and teach us great lessons of friendship and life. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
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