This 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 ...Show synopsisThis 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 a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig. Published over fifty years ago, with original illustrations by Garth Williams, "Charlotte's Web" has become an all-time favourite children's story.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Very Good, In very good dust...Very good in very good dust jacket. Very Good, In very good dust jacket. 184 p. illus. 29 cm. Previous Owner's Inscription.
Description:Williams, Garth. New. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With...Williams, Garth. New. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
Description:Williams, Garth. New. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With...Williams, Garth. New. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 184 p. Contains: Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
Description:Williams, Garth. New. Library binding. Cloth over boards. With...Williams, Garth. New. Library binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations. Intended for a juvenile audience.
Memories of having the book read to our class by my favorite teacher, Mrs. Rush. Reading it again, with my husband this time, was no less enjoyable. Creative and touching. It is timeless and for all ages of readers. I would highly recommend it.
While reading this book with my children I understood it with travelled appreciation. There are episodes on nearly every page that demonstrate an alternative to one of the most pervasive afflictions of society in America today; incivility. The themes of loyalty, tolerance, selflessness, kindness, ... are between every page. It's a classic that every parent ought to read to their children.
The gift of E.B. White was unique and singular in the history of American letters. He was a writer who refuses to be simply charachterised as a "children's author". Certainly there are as many or more adults as children who read his books over and over again. As with all great myths, legnds and tales intended for children, there is a hidden depth which is the key to the enduring nature of these myths. This book, has certainly already entered the pantheon of the classsics. The charachters, Fern, the little girl who loved the pig Wilbur, The rat Tempeton, who experiences a change of heart, all contribute to the wonderful and imaginative world which the author so beautifully conjures - a rich world all to itself.
The greatness in this book lies in the ability of the author to make the ordinary extraordinary, and the strange and wierd commonplace and natural - like a pig talking to a spider. A true classic
So much has been written in praise of this beloved story that I could not possibly add anything new. The deceptively simple tale of Wilbur the pig and the erudite spider who selflessly worked to keep him from becoming breakfast meat is known and loved by all who read it. E.B. White's beautiful, sinuous, poetic prose and Garth Williams' lovely line drawings complement each other perfectly - a great collaboration between author and illustrator. A children's story? Don't let that fool you, or keep you from glorying in this lovely book yourself. The story is as beautifully and robustly full of life as the seasons he lovingly describes, simultaneously simple and profound, as joyous and sad as the circle of life itself. Unforgettable. We, and our children, are fortunate to have this book.
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