Charlottes Web by E.B. WhiteThis beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of childrens literature that is just about perfect. This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlottes Web, high up in Zuckermans barn. Charlottes 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 Wilburs life when he was born the runt of his litter.
E. B. Whites 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 newly color illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. Whites Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilders Little House series, among many other books.
Charlotte's Web Themes
White , published in , with illustrations by Garth Williams. The widely read tale takes place on a farm and concerns a pig named Wilbur and his devoted friend Charlotte, the spider who manages to save his life by writing about him in her web. Persuading him that the piglet has a right to life and promising to look after it, she saves the animal and names him Wilbur. When Wilbur becomes too large, Fern is forced to sell him to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, whose barn is filled with animals who shun the newcomer. When Wilbur discovers that he will soon be slaughtered for Christmas dinner, he is horribly distraught.
You'd be surprised how much can happen in the life of a pig. And for Wilbur, life's got some definite ups and downs. Right off the bat, we know Wilbur is in for some trouble. Just after he's born, Papa Arable wants to kill the little piggy merely because he's the runt of the litter. Thankfully, eight-year-old Fern Arable isn't going to stand for such injustice. She convinces her daddy to let her keep the pig as a pet and then gives him a memorable name: Wilbur, of course. Fern is a great little mama to Wilbur, but Wilbur eventually gets too big to be a house pet.
Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published on October 15, , by Harper.
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