Synopses & Reviews
This is the story of a little girl named Fern, who loves a little pig named Wilbur — and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of some friendly farm animals, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who is Some Pig.
A timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and truth.
"It is a wonderful story filled with humor and examples of what it really means to be a friend." Children's Literature
"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
Wilbur, the pig, is despondent when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner, until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. Reprint.
Wilbur, the perfect, radiant, and humble pig, is sent to live on Zuckerman's farm, away from his best friend, a girl named Fern. Wilbur is eager to meet friends, but nobody shows much interest in becoming him, except for Charlotte the spider.
White's classic tale about Wilbur the pig and his new friend, Charlotte the spider, is now the basis for a live-action motion picture from Paramount Pictures, starring Dakota Fanning and the voices of Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, and John Cleese, set for release in theaters on December 20. Original.
About the Author
A legendary writer for decades at The New Yorker and the author of many books of essays, E. B. White also wrote the children's classics Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He lived in New York City and Brooklin, Maine.