Cover of: Charlotte's Web |

Contributors

  • Illustrator
    Garth Williams
  • Illustrator
    Rosemary Wells

About the Book

This is the book which turned me into both a book lover, and an English Major, at age 5. My sister, who was 8 at the time, had checked it out and asked my mother to read it aloud to her. I listened in, and was hooked from the first page. As soon as I could comprehend the basics of reading, this is the book I read, more than any other. The story (Talking animals! Friendly spiders!) is down-home, laugh-out-loud funny, but also charming and slighly sad, but still optimistic, at it's conclusion. While children who have never experienced farm life may not understand some of the details, the pace of the story is quick enough to keep everyone entertained, one chapter at a time.

Please, if you need the "perfect book" to read to a child who loves animals, Charlotte's Web would be a great choice!

About the Edition

As the runt of the litter, Wilbur the pig is destined not to survive. Fern the farmer's daughter thinks this is 'the most terrible case of injustice' and because of her pleas, he is allowed to live. In the barn, he's given heaps of food and starts to put on weight. What Wilbur doesn't realise, however, is that other plans are afoot. 'I don't like to spread bad news,' says the sheep, 'but they're going to turn you into smoked bacon and ham.' Wilbur cannot believe his ears. Why save him, only to fatten him up and eat him later? Fortunately, help is at hand in the unlikely form of Charlotte, a sagacious spider resident in the barn who dreams up a cunning plan to save Wilbur from his otherwise inevitable fate.

With over 45 million copies sold in 23 languages, this charming story continues to engage children generation after generation. Through its cast of endearing characters, Charlotte's Web shows children everywhere the true meaning of friendship. This edition features the celebrated watercolours by the great American illustrator Garth Williams.

source: http://www.foliosociety.com/book/CHW/charlottes-web

The Physical Object

Format
Clothbound
Dimensions
8 x 5.25 x inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26430126M
OCLC/WorldCat
896904628
Goodreads
13554129

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February 24, 2018 Edited by Lisa Added edition.
February 24, 2018 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
February 24, 2018 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
February 24, 2018 Created by Lisa Added new book.