Monday, 10 October 2011

White, E.B. “Charlotte's Web”

White, E.B.  “Charlotte's Web” - 1952

A lovely memory of the times I used to read books with my children. A great story about friendship (between a pig and a spider) and how someone is willing to do something for the good of the other even though they won't get anything back in return. Charlotte, the spider, tries to save Wilbur, the pig, from being slaughtered by weaving messages into her web, like “Some Pig”. However, as someone a lot wiser once pointed out, shouldn't it have said “Some Spider”?

Anyway, a nice story for children that can also be enjoyed by adults.

From the back cover: "'Charlotte's Web' is the classic children's story by E B White.
The tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs.
E. B. White was born in New York in 1899 and died in 1985. He kept animals on his farm in Maine and some of these creatures crept into his books, such as STUART LITTLE which was recently made into a blockbusting film. He received many awards including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970, an award given every five years to authors who have 'made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children'.
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