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Charlotte's Web

Category: Book
By (author): Dicamillo, Kate
By (author): White, E. B.
Illustrated By: Williams, Garth
Series: Trophy Newbery
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Age 7-10
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals
  JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Newbery Honor Book
ALA Notable Children’s Book
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award
Massachusetts Children's Book Award
Horn Book Fanfare
Publisher: Harper Collins Canada
Published: August 1989
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.50in x 5.10in x 0.50in
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$ 10.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

This beloved 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 Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E.B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Review Quote*"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)
Biographical Note

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."