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. It contains 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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by E.B. White
by E.B. Sledge
by William Strunk, E.B. White
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by Michael White
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by Franklin White
"This family classic, loved and enjoyed now by two generations, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a remastered CD edition. The sound is clearer and perhaps a little more crisp, but E.B. White's voice is the same--avuncular and with a twang of New England and New York. It may either delight or annoy listeners, but it's White's reading style that sets this program apart from current audiobooks. He's reading the story to us, much as a parent would read to a child. He's not an actor, and though the character voices he does attempt--Templeton, the rat, is my favorite--are good, it's not a bravura performance. White simply shares his story so intimately that adult listeners notice every nuance of his sentences and his exquisite choice of words. For children the story of Wilbur and Charlotte will be sheer delight. Fresh as it was fifty years ago, White's story still has the power to mesmerize and teach us great lessons of friendship and life. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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