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Charlotte's Web

Written by E.B. White & illustrated by Garth Williams
Published by HarperCollins
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May 9, 2006
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What's Charlotte's Web About

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Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web was published. It’s gone on to become one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is itself a beautiful translation of White’s own view of the world—of the joy he took in the change of seasons, in farm life, in the miracles of life and death, and, in short, the glory of everything. We are proud to include Kate DiCamillo’s foreword in the 60th anniversary editions of this cherished classic. Charlotte’s Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur’s dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to quite a pig. How all this comes about is Mr. White’s story. It is a story of the magic of childhood on the farm. The thousands of children who loved Stuart Little, the heroic little city mouse, will be entranced with Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and Fern, the little girl who understood their language. The forty-seven black-and-white drawings by Garth Williams have all the wonderful detail and warmhearted appeal that children love in his work. Incomparably matched to E.B. White’s marvelous story, they speak to each new generation, softly and irresistibly.

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Quotes from Charlotte's Web

  • “Wilbur was merely suffering the doubts and fears that often go with finding a new friend. In good time he was to discover that he was mistaken about Charlotte.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • “If you could use just five words to save your friend’s life, what would they be?”

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Who Wrote Charlotte's Web

Who Illustrated Charlotte's Web

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Garth Williams

Garth Williams (1912–1996) was known for his realistic yet highly expressive animal characters. He brought to life some of the best-loved children’s books of the twentieth century, including Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series and E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Williams illustrated many timeless Golden Books, including Baby Farm Animals, Mister Dog, and The Friendly Book.

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Who saves Wilbur from being killed for being the runt of the litter?
  1. Avery
  2. Fern
  3. Mary
  4. Mr. Zuckermann
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Book Details

ISBN:
9780061124952
Publication Date:
May 9, 2006
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
71124199
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0061124958
Lexile® Level:
680L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
19
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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