Thursday, October 25, 2012

Charlotte's Web

Another in a series of posts about children's classic books available for borrowing from our school library.

Charlotte's Web is one of several popular children's books written by E.B.White. Charlotte's Web was published on the 15th of October 1952 and is the story of a girl named Fern who loves a little pig named Wilbur, of Wilbur's life growing up on the farm and about his friend Charlotte, a large grey spider, who lives in the barn with Wilbur. When it becomes clear that Wilbur is being well fed for a reason, Charlotte and Wilbur are determined to foil the plans of Mr. Zuckerman, the farmer. So with the help of Charlotte and her “terrific” webs and other barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the prize-winning pig at the County Fair and the most famous pig ever.

This month it's the 60th Anniversary of Charlotte's Web and below is a book trailer from HarperKids to help celebrate:

I found out about this video here.

Charlotte's Web has also been adapted for film, first as an animated feature in 1973 and more recently starring actors and real animals in 2006.

Currently we have 2 copies of Charlotte's Web by E.B.White in the Fiction section of our library.

Upper Hutt Library currently holds 5 copies of Charlotte's Web by E.B.White as well as 2 picture book versions; 2 audio books and a DVD.

The above information about Charlotte's Web was adapted from here and here. If you'd like to find out more about E.B.White and his books, including his other children's classics Stuart Little and Trumpet of the Swan, you can find more here.

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