Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

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Fern raises the little runt pig, Wilbur, only to have her father give him away


Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read.

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.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, [1991?]
Edition: HarperCrest Library ed
ISBN: 9780060263867
Branch Call Number: j Fiction Whi
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth


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Sep 23, 2018

My first "long" novel read together with my 6 year old. He absolutely loved it and looked forward to reading another chapter each night.

It is a also great story to help explain common principles of life to a younger kid.

Aug 13, 2018

Movie not as good, read the book

Jul 28, 2018

It is sooo good,you should read the movie after.

Jul 12, 2018

A must read!!

May 25, 2018


SPPL_Kristen Mar 21, 2018

In my entire life only three books have ever made me cry. This is one of them.

Feb 21, 2018

Published on October 15, 1952 - Charlotte's Web is a enjoyable children's novel written by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams.

The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

Written in White's dry, low-key manner - Charlotte's Web is considered to be a classic of children's literature, enjoyable to adults as well as children. This novel is listed as being one of the best-selling children's paperbacks of all time.

Feb 04, 2018

This is one book that I remember reading as a child; bonding with the characters, falling in love with Wilbur and the friendship of Charlotte. And now I have gotten to read this story with my children.

Jan 08, 2018

Even though many of our book group had read this before, it was a delight to read again!

Jul 11, 2017

I thought that this book was very fun to read because all the characters are funny in their own way. My favourite characters are Wilber the pig, Charlotte and Fern. I like how Charlotte is so creative when she write words in her web that say good things about Wilber. In this book I learned that butter milk can clean pigs. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.

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Jun 23, 2016

Wilbur is a pig with lots of talent, owned by Mr. Zuckerman, but as we all know, pigs get killed for meat, and it is up to Charlotte and Templeton to save him!

mano24 Jul 22, 2015

This book is very nice any who reads it will like it

Jun 16, 2015

The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte and other animals on the farm.

Jul 29, 2014

'Charlotte's Web' is a story which deals with the strong friendship that breaks the barrier between two very unrelated species, a spider and a pig.
One day a small and week pig was born. He's Wilbur. MR. Arable planned to kill him but his little daughter Fern stopped him. Therefore Wilbur could alive at MR. Zuckerman's barn. One day he heard that MR. Zuckerman is going to kill him. So Wilbur asked for a help to all animals. Spider Charlotte had an idea to protect Wilbur from death. The idea was to make a letter on her web. She wrote words like 'terrific' and 'some pig'. By doing so Wilbur became famous and made to participate at the fail with Charlotte. At that time Charlotte was almost dead because she's too old. But after she made egg sac she wrote word 'humble' and died. So Wilbur could get a prize. MR. Zuckerman was proud of WIlbur and decided to never eat or sell wilbur. After WIlber came back to the barn, he looked after Charlotte's children with great care and love.
I think Charlotte and Wilbur's actions were only possible because of their intimate relationship.
By looking at these two characters, we are able to realize what true friendship actually means. I was impressed when Charlotte tried to help Wilbur and thought another people more than herself.

Jul 05, 2014

A young girl, a runt pig, and a unique spider embark on a unforgettable journey to keep Wilbur from the slaughterhouse

Feb 23, 2013

This book is about a little girl, a pig, and a spider who are all friends. The spider and the little girl try to save the life of the pig by having him do tricks and perform in front of people. The pig then wins the hearts of the whole town and is able to keep his life!


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Apr 16, 2016

Some Pig!

Jun 16, 2015

"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

Feb 23, 2013

"If Wilbur is killed and his trough stands empty day after day, you'll grow so thin we can look right through your stomach and see objects on the other side".


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