If you ve never read Charlotte s Web by E.B White, you are utterly missing out on a classic Newbery Honor award winner Go to the library now and borrow this book first published in 1952 You shouldn t buy it unless you have children or are giving it as a present , but choose to embrace the entire experience of being a small child walking through your public library s doors, searching for an amazing book and finding yourself bringing home a tale that will make you cry and fall in love all at the same time And don t spoil it by watching the cartoon or regular movies made based on the book until you ve read it yourself It s important.At a quick glance, a little pig arrives on a new farm and is basically going to be entered into a contest to win a prize for the farm owner But the pig is scared and confused, turning to all sorts of other farm animals for love and guidance at his new home chickens, mice, birds and of course, Charlotte, the friendly spider To help save the pig, Charlotte spins webs overnight about the pig s talents in the hopes that he ll be saved from the sniff sniff chopping block even if he wins the contest for best pig But there s so much going on in this bookCharlotte is everyone s mother She s everyone s teacher She s everyone s friend As Pollyanna as it will sound, we should all have a Charlotte in our life to help us grow up and mature into terrific, radiant and humble human beings I ll avoid calling us some pig as the other message she crafts All the lessons children can learn from this book are important, even the ones about death I won t spoil it, but despite all the efforts across all the animals and the people in this treasure, someone doesn t make it It s on the same level as Bambi in my opinion when it comes to a must read for children, even if the harsh realities of life are exposed.Please go read it. My thoughts in a nutshell Charlotte s Web is one of my favorite childhood books I watched it so many times and never got bored with it.The story is about Skip over this point if you don t like the sneak peek A little pig who wants to see the first show and who wants to live instead of becoming sausages What impressed me the most This little story has many important feelings and lesson It teaches us to respect other living creatures and how to live side by side in peace It told about humility and explained how important it is to have a great friendship A friend who does anything to saved her little buddy s life A friend who once made a promise and now she will go through fire and water to keep her word.I ve become such a sensitive little girl if the story is about an animal s death I m feeling sorry about all of them In my world, I think they have soul and they are sentinent beings This book is an amazing classic, and it made me emotional Haha Make a conclusion I gave it 5 stars because it is perfect for me It has a much valuable lesson and I really appreciate it I recommend it to everyone who hasn t read it Wait a second Why don t you read it yet Go to the library, NOW Or watch the movie I recommend it too Atmosphere collage aka how did I imagine the book vibes pologies to anybody following my reviews in hope of insights into epic fantasy novels I get through kids stuff reading to my little girl who is too disabled to do it for herself Charlotte s Web is a book I ve been aware of for nearly 40 years but somehow managed to avoid reading when I was little We picked it up at the hospice last week and read the first half, then had to buy a copy at Waterstones yesterday to finish it off 59 years in print and it s still selling for 6.99 in paperback The book s a classic for good reason It delivers an emotional but refreshingly unsentimental story with twists and turns, and inadvertantly lets us have a look at rural American life in the late 1940 s In addition to a strong and engaging story E.B White has powerful prose that doesn t confuse a child, but carries weight than you re likely to see in most children s stories.There s a circle of life theme going on, the amusing and varied anthropomorphising of various animals, a county show and prizes to be awarded, oh my But putting a welcome edge on all this is the bald fact that the pig you can see on the cover is balanced on a constant knife edge with people gearing up to reduce him to bacon and ham at every turn And although there are tender moments in the story, it s never saccharine slight spoiler the rat never comes through with a change of heart, the little girl grows up and loses interest in the animals end slight spoiler All in all a fine children s book Perhaps it I d read it when I was 7 I d be giving it 5 It also contains the saddest line in children s fiction view spoiler No one was with her when she died hide spoiler One of the great tear jerkers of my long lost childhood, the unlikely friendship between a spider and a pig makes for wonderful reading and a shared moment of love when reading it to kids It is tender and teaches the values of constancy and integrity in a light, beautiful prose A classic and a masterpiece. this lovely world, these precious days Charlotte, a spiderI always get in the mood for this book when county fair season rolls around Ah, the midway with it s dizzying rides and scary carny folk The agriculture buildings featuring prize winning giant produce and lovingly crafted quilts And the yummy scents of frying dough competing with the much earthier smells emanating from the livestock tents.It smelled of hay and it smelled of manure It smelled of the perspiration of tired horses and the wonderful sweet breath of patient cows It often had a sort of peaceful smell as though nothing bad could ever happen again in the world I always pay a visit to the cows, sheep and pigs temporarily housed there, and try not to think about how many of them are doomed, already auctioned off to local restaurants With that sad fact in mind, is it any wonder how this fanciful tale can grip the imagination and tug at the heart the story of Zuckerman s Famous Pig Wilbur, the Pig Who Lived The book begins with our hero narrowly avoiding the ax, saved from death by a young girl who promises to raise him He grows and thrives under her care, but soon he s sentenced to a lonely life in a pen at her uncle s farm But fret not, for he soon meets Charlotte, a large grey spider with an impeccable vocabulary.It is truly the beginning of a beautiful and unforgettable friendship I know this is a childhood favorite for many readers, but I was introduced to these characters not through the book, but by the 1973 animated film.Because of this, I will always associate Paul Lynde s memorably snarky voice with Templeton the rat What s in it for meeee I should be ashamed to admit that I didn t read the book until 2011, but I m not I think I appreciated it fully as an aging adult than I would have as a kid Having lost some friends and both parents, I know how fleeting life can be and how important it is to grab onto every last experience and memory How strange that it is the wisdom of a spider that reminds us of what matters most in our lives.No pig ever had truer friends, and he realized that friendship is one of the most satisfying things in the world.Adding to the joy of the book are the sweet illustrations by Garth Williams.So thank you, Mr White, for your most marvelous book I can think of no other author who could make an arachnophobe like me shed tears over the death of a spider. My 8 years old self would have loved this book, I had been looking for an excuse to read this book for years and just realised on seeing it this week in a book shop that I didn t need an excuse to read it, I can just pick it up and indulge myself in little animal behaviour and so I enjoyed this beautiful story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte This book is so beautifully written and the illustrations in the copy I have just made it that much better Friendship and love are the central themes of Charlotte s Web, This is a terrific children s book which I think many adults like myself will appreciate the story as well and I am going to hold on to this copy as I hope if the future long distant future to take it out again and perhaps read to my grand children.I seem to have missed out on so many of these great books that I should have read as a child but as the saying goes better late than never and so nice to choose one to read every now and then. Happy to see there s a book out there not representing spiders as being dreadful creatures Super sweet story. I have been familiar with the story for most of my life, but never read it until now.Wilbur the pig is born a runt, and the farmer decides he must face the axe Kind hearted little Fern intercedes and saves him She cares for the undersized pig, who later goes to a nearby farm Wilbur s life is nearly idyllic until he discovers the fate that has been woven for him he will likely be the next Christmas ham Horrified, he looks desperately for a door of escape His pleas for help are overhead by a large grey spider who is almost invisible in the doorway She decides to try to alter the thread by which his destiny is hanging, but will she succeed The barnyard animals, while displaying some human characteristics Charlotte the spider can read and even has a smattering of Latin behave like the animals they are The geese are noisy and silly the rat is sly and greedy the pig is good natured and always hungry the spider, while kindly, is also an opportunistic and bloodthirsty killerThe story is one of friendship, loyalty, and self sacrifice While at times it threatens to cross over into a sort of Victorian sentimentality, it never quite does, because the author injects touches of humour and irony into the portrayal of both animal and human characters. 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 high quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells 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 This edition contains newly color 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 harpercollins.com Charlotte s Web, E.B WhiteCharlotte s Web is a children s novel by American author E B White and illustrated by Garth Williams it was published in October 15, 1952, by Harper Brothers The novel tells the story of a 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 1972 1350 173 1353 1383 168 1395 9786004362832 20.