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Charlotte's Web

White, E. B. (Book - 1952 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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
Statement of Responsibility: by E.B. White ; pictures by Garth Williams
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.4 5.0 Quiz: 19.
Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.9 6.0 Quiz: 02052 Guided reading level: R.
Subject Headings: Pigs Fiction. Animals Fiction. Spiders Fiction. Farm life Fiction. Fantasy. Friendship Juvenile fiction. Swine Juvenile fiction. Spiders Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form: Children's stories.
Topical Term: Pigs
Animals
Spiders
Farm life
Fantasy.
Friendship
Swine
Spiders
LCCN: 52009760
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Comment by: crankylibrarian 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 ... Read More »

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The best opening line in English literature.

Jul 05, 2014
  • FandomLovingFreaks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Pretty good book. Opens eyes to young children on how life can be unfair and as long as you fight and keep trying towards a goal, you can do it.

Jun 23, 2014
  • EveNathaus rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Charlotte's Web is a good book to read and it was funny when Templeton said "Templeton do this...Templeton do that..."

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

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.

Jan 03, 2014
  • 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.

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.

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.

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!

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Jul 09, 2014
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Jun 17, 2013
  • singhfamily rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 29, 2014
  • jinkisim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

'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
  • FandomLovingFreaks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

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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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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