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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
Sales Rank: 78712
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  12 to 15
 
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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Some Pig

These are the words in Charlotte's web, high in the barn. Her spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, as well as the feelings of a little girl named Fern ... who loves Wilbur, too. Their love has been shared by millions of readers.

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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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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
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