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Overview

This is a story about a spider named Charlotte and a pig named Wilbur. The pig is owned by a little girl named Fern.
Fern is a farm girl. The pig was born as a runt, too small to be of use to the farm. Just as the farmer was about to kill the pig, the farmer's daughter asked for the pig to be saved. Her father gave the pig to his daughter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9784871870955
Publisher: Ishi Press
Publication date: 05/08/2020
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 320,217
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination."


Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).


Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Date of Birth:

July 11, 1899

Date of Death:

October 1, 1985

Place of Birth:

Mount Vernon, New York

Place of Death:

North Brooklin, Maine

Education:

B.A., Cornell University, 1921

Table of Contents

Before Breakfast
1(7)
Wilbur
8(5)
Escape
13(12)
Loneliness
25(7)
Charlotte
32(10)
Summer Days
42(6)
Bad News
48(4)
A Talk at Home
52(3)
Wilbur's Boast
55(11)
An Explosion
66(11)
The Miracle
77(9)
A Meeting
86(6)
Good Progress
92(13)
Dr. Dorian
105(8)
The Crickets
113(5)
Off to the Fair
118(12)
Uncle
130(8)
The Cool of the Evening
138(6)
The Egg Sac
144(11)
The Hour of Triumph
155(8)
Last Day
163(9)
A Warm Wind
172

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