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Charlotte's Web

White, E. B. (Book - 1952 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Charlotte's Web


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Wilbur, a 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.
Authors: White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985
Title: Charlotte's web
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, c1952.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 184 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
Summary: Wilbur, a 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.
Audience: 680
Awards & Distinctions: Newbery Honor Book, 1953.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth
ISBN: 0060263857
9780060263850
0061215031
9780061215032
0064400557
9780064400558
059030271X
0060263865
9780060263867
0061124958
9780061124952
006112026X
9780061120268
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Comment by: crankylibrarian Report This Apr 28, 2013

Everyone know this is a masterpiece; the first conversation about death many children experience, and a timeless story of enduring friendship and loyalty. Yet take a moment to savor White's description of a childhood summer, of lazily going in and out of back doors, always finding cool things to drink...these images have stayed with me after nearly 40 years.


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Report This Feb 06, 2014
  • Alice707 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best children's books ever. A must-read for everyone, young and old. A "terrific", "radiant" story of friendship, love, ingenuity and courage. Wilbur is "some pig", and "humble", too. Alice707

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • Grace_Kalman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Okay everyone, don't villify me quite yet. Is the story well-written? Yes, very. Are the characters well-developed and likable? Of course. But pigs were meant to be bacon. End of story. And there's death, which I think should be avoided. Actually, I'd as soon kill a spider as look at one, so I guess this book just has bad species choices for me. Have to admit, I'm a fan of the goose. And I would heartily recommend Trumpet of the Swan, but don't even get me started on Stuart Little.

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  • danielestes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I didn't read Charlotte's Web as a kid—I didn't read much of anything for that matter because I was too busy getting into trouble—but I did watch the sing-along cartoon a lot. Loved that one. E. B. White's story about animal friends on a farm is a fine one even if I didn't find it remarkable other than being a good children's book. And that's okay. Hopefully I'll read it to my kids one day.

Report This Jul 28, 2013
  • lutherabc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A classic ... Reading it again with my 1st grader who is deaf. It is such a good book to build language and questions for young (and older) children.

Report This Apr 28, 2013
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Everyone know this is a masterpiece; the first conversation about death many children experience, and a timeless story of enduring friendship and loyalty. Yet take a moment to savor White's description of a childhood summer, of lazily going in and out of back doors, always finding cool things to drink...these images have stayed with me after nearly 40 years.

Report This Feb 26, 2013
  • icyfire77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

very good but sad ;(

This is a very wonderful story that all children should read. I remember growing up on the movie and I just hadn't got a chance to read the book until now. The book is even more wonderful than the movie. This is a great book that all children should read and watch the movie. I just love this author. Many students get this book mixed up with Babe but, this book has a cover of its own. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and I know children of all ages will too!

Report This Sep 01, 2012
  • Drekbe31 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A classic. A must read. The only reference I did not like was Wilbur stating he did not want to live. It's a great book about friendship and getting along with those that are not like you.

Report This Aug 17, 2012
  • Kadie2 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

... It's a'ight.

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  • atifjutt rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

The worst book i ever read. I want 4 hours of my life back.

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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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Report This Jun 17, 2013
  • singhfamily rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte, I am awfully sorry to hear your feeling poorly today."

"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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CHARLOTTE'S WEB 60th Anniversary Book Trailer

Charlotte's Web Trailer

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Charlotte's Web (60th Anniversary Book Trailer)

Book Trailer for Charlotte's Web

A young Park Ridge Public Library patron talks about Charlotte's Web

Kate DiCamillo on Charlotte's Web 60th anniversary

Author Kate Di Camillo talks about Charlotte's Web (60th anniversary in fall 2012)

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