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Charlottes Web White, E. B./ Williams, Garth/ Rosenwald, Edith Goodkind/ Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library o 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0064400557
ISBN-13: 9780064400558
Sku: 30006100
Publish Date: 4/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  12 to 15
 
"Where's papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. (from the first line)
Fern raises the little runt pig, Wilbur, only to have her father give him away *Author: White, E. B./ Williams, Garth/ Rosenwald, Edith Goodkind/ Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress) *Publication Date: 1999/04/01 *Number of Pages: 184 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.50
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This 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 be quite a pig.

Beloved by generations, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little are two of the most cherished stories of all time. Now, for the first time ever, these treasured classics are available in lavish new collectors' editions. In addition to a larger trim size, the original black-and-white art by Garth Williams has been lovingly colorized by renowned illustrator Rosemary Wells, adding another dimension to these two perfect books for young and old alike.

Whether you are returning once again to visit with Wilbur, Charlotte, and Stuart, or giving the gift of these treasured stories to a child, these spruced-up editions are sure to delight fans new and old. The interior design has been slightly moderated to give the books a fresh look without changing the original, familiar, and beloved format. Garth Williams's original black-and-white line drawings for the jacket of Stuart Little have also been newly colorized by the celebrated illustrator Rosemary Wells. These classics return with a new look, but with the same heartwarming tales that have captured readers for generations.

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Wilbur, the runt of a litter of pigs, is doomed until Fern, the farmer's daughter, saves him. Happy with his life, Wilbur seems to have all he needs, until he discovers he is destined for the dining room table. The innocent pig is befriended by a wise spider named Charlotte, who, by spelling words in her web, brings fame to Wilbur and thus guarantees him a long and natural life.A timeless story of friendship, growth, death, and acceptance, CHARLOTTE'S WEB was E.B. White's second children's book. It tells the story of a pig named Wilbur, the runt of his litter, who is saved from an untimely death by Fern Arable, a spunky eight-year-old farmer's daughter. Hand-raised by Fern, Wilbur grows into a healthy young pig that Fern sells to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, a farmer who lives nearby. Each day Fern lovingly visits with Wilbur, but her role as his best friend and nurturer is soon taken over by Charlotte, a wise spider who also lives in the barnyard. When Wilbur learns that he is being fattened up for slaughter, his despair moves Charlotte to promise him that she will do all she can to protect him from this fate. A no-nonsense but compassionate arachnid, Charlotte finds a unique way to let the world know that Wilbur is worthy of saving because he is indeed "SOME PIG." ||Best known as a contributor to The New Yorker and co-author of the writers' guide THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE, E.B. White was inspired to write CHARLOTTE'S WEB by his own experiences as a gentleman farmer. CHARLOTTE'S WEB reflects his usual meticulous attention to detail, particularly in terms of Charlotte, who, despite having the ability to speak, is depicted in a realistic, almost scientific, manner. A true classic, CHARLOTTE'S WEB has helped several generations comprehend the concept of death and embrace the circle of life.
Author Bio
E. B. White
Elwyn Brooks White was one of the original writers for "The New Yorker" magazine. Over the course of several years he contributed satirical sketches, poems, essays, and editorials. He wrote his first book for children, STUART LITTLE, after he dreamed of a tiny boy who acted like a mouse. His 1952 classic, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, is actually set on the Maine farm where White and his wife lived. After a sabbatical of 18 years, he published his third and final novel for children, THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN. E. B. White won many awards for his writing, including the 1963 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the 1971 National Medal for Literature. He also received the National Institute of Arts and Letters' Gold Medal for Essays and Criticism and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Garth Williams illustrated several classic books for children including STUART LITTLE and CHARLOTTE'S WEB, both written by E. B. White, as well as all the books in Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" series. Williams and his family moved around a lot during his childhood, giving him the opportunity to live not only in the United States, but also Canada and England. Upon reaching adulthood and returning to the United States, Williams tried to get a job illustrating for "The New Yorker" magazine, but his artistic style was considered too "European." However, it was "New Yorker" contributor E. B. White himself who suggested that Williams illustrate STUART LITTLE. In addition to illustrating the works of other authors, Williams also wrote and illustrated his own books, such as THE RABBITS' WEDDING.

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"[STUART LITTLE and CHARLOTTE'S WEB] appear to be headed for literary immortality in our times...The continuing and almost universal response of children...is the real tribute to the genius of E. B. White." - Chair, 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Committee

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"One of the most universally acclaimed books in contemporary children's literature...The author brings in wisdom and pathos in developing his theme of friendship within the cycle of life." - Jim Trelease

New York Times Book Review
"The book has liveliness and felicity, tenderness and unexpectedness, grace and humor and praise of life, and the good backbone of succinctness that only the most highly imaginative stories seem to grow....As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done....an adorable book." - Eudora Welty 10/19/1952

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
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