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Charlotte's web
2012
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Characters
Fern Arable (Girl), Saves Wilbur from being killed when he was born; becomes friends with Wilbur
Wilbur (Male), Pig, Bashful; Fern's pet pig
Charlotte (Female), Spider, Saves Wilbur from being slaughtered
Genre
Fiction
Juvenile
Fable
Animal
Cinematization
Classic
Topics
Farm life
Pigs
Insects
Friendship
Destiny
Hardship
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  Publishers Weekly Review

E.B. White's enduring classic celebrates in style with the release of the Charlotte's Web 5oth Anniversary Retrospective Edition. The handsome volume sports a clothbound cover framing original jacket art; inside, Rosemary Wells adds country color to Garth Williams's original b&w illustrations. An afterword by Peter F. Neumeyer illuminates White's life and work, including photographs of the author on his farm in Maine as well as pages from the seminal manuscript. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summary
<p>Don't miss one of America's top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS's The Great American Read.</p> <p>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." This paper-over-board edition includes a foreword by two-time Newbery winning author Kate DiCamillo.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
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