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Charlotte's Web (Hardcover) by E.B. White

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A timeless story of friendship, growth, death, and acceptance, CHARLOTTE'S WEB was E.B. White's second children's book. It tells the story of a pig named Wilbur, the runt of his litter, who is saved from an untimely death by Fern Arable, a spunky eight-year-old farmer's daughter. Hand-raised by Fern, Wilbur grows into a healthy young pig that Fern sells to her uncle, Homer Zuckerman, a farmer who lives nearby. Each day Fern lovingly visits with Wilbur, but her role as his best friend and nurturer is soon taken over by Charlotte, a wise spider who also lives in the barnyard. When Wilbur learns that he is being fattened up for slaughter, his despair moves Charlotte to promise him that she will do all she can to protect him from this fate. A no-nonsense but compassionate arachnid, Charlotte finds a unique way to let the world know that Wilbur is worthy of saving because he is indeed "SOME PIG."

Best known as a contributor to The New Yorker and co-author of the writers' guide THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE, E.B. White was inspired to write CHARLOTTE'S WEB by his own experiences as a gentleman farmer. CHARLOTTE'S WEB reflects his usual meticulous attention to detail, particularly in terms of Charlotte, who, despite having the ability to speak, is depicted in a realistic, almost scientific, manner. A true classic, CHARLOTTE'S WEB has helped several generations comprehend the concept of death and embrace the circle of life.
Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Number of Pages: 184.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Classics, Animals / Farm Animals
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: E. B. White
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2006
TCIN: 11340389
UPC: 490590313657
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-1365

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Bought this book as a baby shower gift. Mother was asking for books instead of cards. I loved the book when I was a child, and I figured it was a great addition for her collection. It was a hit. Mother loved it.  see moreof Amanda M's review
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    Great buy

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    Koko1 year ago
    My daughter loves to read and this was one of the top books on her Christmas list  see moreof Koko's review
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      Wonderful book!

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      JF2 years ago
      Super value on this book (we bought during holiday sales/free shipping. It arrived and looks nice, no dust jacket, which I appreciate (they always fall off and rip), and a nice size for preschool hands to hold while a grown-up reads. Super story for kids showing early interest in chapter books.  see moreof JF's review
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