Charlotte’s Web

This beloved book by E. B. White, creator of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that may be “just about perfect.” This paper-over-board edition includes a foreword by two-time Newbery winning creator Kate DiCamillo.

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 used to be born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death so we can 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.

An affectionate, now and again bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Made up our minds to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads “Some Pig,” convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no unusual animal and must be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle continuously found in the most straightforward of things.