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ISBN13: 9780064410939
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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. This edition contains color 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.

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Synopsis:

An affectionate pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, White reminds readers to open their eyes to the wonder and miracle found in the simplest of things. A special color edition on high quality paper.

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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.

About the Author

E.B. White, the author of twenty books of prose and poetry, was awarded the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his children’s books, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web. This award is now given every three years "to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have, over a period of years, make a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." The year 1970 also marked the publication of Mr. White’s third book for children, The Trumpet of the Swan, honored by The International Board on Books for Young People as an outstanding example of literature with international importance. In 1973, it received the Sequoyah Award (Oklahoma) and the William Allen White Award (Kansas), voted by the school children of those states as their "favorite book" of the year.

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Mr. White attended public schools there. He was graduated from Cornell University in 1921, worked in New York for a year, then traveled about. After five or six years of trying many sorts of jobs, he joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. The connection proved a happy one and resulted in a steady output of satirical sketches, poems, essays, and editorials. His essays have also appeared in Harper’s Magazine, and his books include One Man’s Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E.B. White, The Essays of E.B. White and Poems and Sketches of E.B. White.

In 1938 Mr. White moved to the country. On his farm in Maine he kept animals, and some of these creatures got into his stories and books. Mr. White said he found writing difficult and bad for one’s disposition, but he kept at it. He began Stuart Little in the hope of amusing a six-year-old niece of his, but before he finished it, she had grown up.

For his total contribution to American letters, Mr. White was awarded the 1971 National Medal for Literature. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy named Mr. White as one of thirty-one Americans to receive the Presidential Medal for Freedom. Mr. White also received the National Institute of Arts and Letters’Gold Medal for Essays and Criticism, and in 1973 the members of the Institute elected him to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a society of fifty members. He also received honorary degrees from seven colleges and universities. Mr. White died on October 1, 1985.

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Courtney 17, November 28, 2012 (view all comments by Courtney 17)
Charlotte's web

Charlotte's Web was definitely one of my favorite books, It’s So cute, it’s a quick read, and the description E. B. White uses is amazing. Its a great story about a lonely pig who soon finds himself bored to death when fall comes. One night he meets a very unlikely friend and she helps save him. On pg. 109 it says “When the words appeared everyone said the were a miracle, but the web itself is a miracle.” Charlotte changed wilbur's life I think the web is the miracle and so is charlotte. The theme of this book is Miracles can come in the smallest packages and I think that this quote give a perfect example of how Wilbur’s miracle was so small but could still change his life. It’s book everybody of all ages can relate to and I’m positive you’ll love it.
~Courtney
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064410939
Author:
Williams, Garth
Author:
Wells, Rosemary
Illustrator:
Williams, Garth
Author:
White, E. B.
Author:
by E. B White and Garth Williams
Author:
Williams, Garth
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life
Subject:
Spiders
Subject:
Swine
Subject:
Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Domestic animals
Subject:
Childrens classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Full color ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
E 595
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.01x5.38x.81 in. .71 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 192 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780064410939 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An affectionate pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, White reminds readers to open their eyes to the wonder and miracle found in the simplest of things. A special color edition on high quality paper.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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