Charlotte's Web: A Puffin Modern Classic by E B White 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 large grey spider. With the unlikely help of Templeton the rat, and a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who by this time has grown up to be quite a pig. A time-honoured classic favourite. "The best books grow old gracefully. They retain their importance and affect each new generation as ...
Charlotte's Web: A Puffin Modern Classic by E B White 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 large grey spider. With the unlikely help of Templeton the rat, and a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who by this time has grown up to be quite a pig. A time-honoured classic favourite. "The best books grow old gracefully. They retain their importance and affect each new generation as powerfully as the one before. These are the titles selected for Puffin Modern Classics" - Julia Eccleshare 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 made into a blockbusting film in 2000. 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'. Also by E B White: Charlotte's Web; Stuart Little; The Trumpet of the Strong
Williams, Garth. Fine. pp. 224. Cloth bound. Oversided format (7-3/4"x10-1/4"). Full color plate on the cover. Williams original illusrtrations. Afterword by Peter F. Newmeyer. 224pp. Slight fading at the edges and spine. Otherwise, clean, tight, never read. Published without a DJ. Silver Newbery Honor medal on cover. Among the book's 26 awards and honors are The Observer's 100 Greatest Novels of All Time. 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up (2009). New York Public Library's Books of the Century. Children's fiction. Children/General audience.
Williams, Garth. Very Good. E. B. White's most famous book and a perennial bestseller to this day. Printed in an edition of 2, 000 copies this was the first inexpensive edition in English published in Japan in June of 1954. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First English Language Edition Printed in Japan. 184 pp. 12mo. Green paper cover has lightened around edges from sunning, spine has faded. Clean within, uniform age toning to pages due to age and quality of paper. Note laid in from C. P. Scott to Miss Nordstrom explaining the publication dated August 3, 1954. Illustrations by Garth Williams. [Hall A18].
WILLIAMS GARTH. VERY GOOD in NoNE jacket. A SOLID CLEAN FIRST STATE BOOK CARRIES I-B DENOTING FIRST PRINTING WONDERFUL GARTH WILLIAMS ILLUSTRATIONS PREVIOUS OWNERS SIGNATURE ONE WORD WRITTEN IN PENCIL ON PAGE 106 STAIN AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 11-12 FIRM BINDING BRGHT ENDPAPERS BOUND IN BEIGE WITH COMPLETE BLUE LETTERING SOME DISCOLORATION TO SPINE ONE CORNER BUMPED BRIGHT TEXTBLOCK COVER SHOWS SOME LIGHT SOILING USUAL LIGHT WEAR TO TOP AND BOTTOM OF SPINE MANY OF THESE FLAWS ARE FIXABLE IPHONE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.
Williams, Garth. Good. No Jacket. 12mo. Spine sunned with lightly bumped ends, boards lightly rubbed and slightly warped, lightly foxed endpapers and closed edges, cocked, some browning to pp42-43 where a bookmark was, else pp clean and tidy.
Illustrated by Garth Williams. Good. Stated first edition ("I-B' code on copyright page). Previous owner's name on front paste-down, text block is starting to separate at the title page (though still firmly attached), faint damp mark along the top edge of the text block-causing a light rippling, moderate shelf wear and aging to boards, else good in tan cloth. No dust jacket.; 184 pages.
Good in Fair jacket. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952. First edition, first state, 1952 with First Edition and the I-B code on the copyright page. Tan cloth, turqoise and white spider web endpapers, 184 pages, illustrated dustjacket. The book has some edge rubbing, good hinges, sound text block, inch-long old tape repair to lower front hinge (not structural, just appears that the paper may have stuck together and it wasn't carefully unstuck), some light foxing to outer edge of text block, name and 1952 date at top of front free endpaper, tiny smudges to far lower margins of a couple of pages, pages otherwise very clean. The mylar protected dustjacket is priceclipped and is in somewhat rough condition with considerable age-darkening, most of spine absent with old tape repairs holding it together at top and bottom, front and rear panels much better with some minor edgewear and a couple of very minor chips, additional tape reinforcement to corners, no loss of design or lettering to either front or rear panels. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall.
Lower corner of text block is chewed else a very good copy in a somewaht worn and repaired [First state] d.j. that lacks a couple of chips at the spine. a modestly presentable copy of a scarce first. 184 pp. [this book states "First Edition" on the copyright page and has the code I-B under that. the dust jacket price is $2.50].
Very good. First Edition. Harper & Brothers stated first edition. Tan cloth pictorially stamped in black and turquoise. Former owner's name neatly written on top of title page, a few minute traces of soiling on front cover, else a remarkably clean, tight copy sans jacket.
Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine.; Collector's Library of Famous Editions Easton Press Charlottes; 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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.
Dec 10, 2009
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.
Dec 31, 2007
Wondrous and Shining
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
Aug 11, 2007
A must-read for everybody
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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