Item description for Charlotte's Web Read-Aloud Edition by E. B. White, Garth Williams & Kate DiCamillo...
Overview Wilbur, the pig, is despondent when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner, until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. Fern fights her father, Mr. Arable, to raise Wilbur and nurse him to health. Fern succeeds and Wilbur moves to the Zuckerman farm, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the wise grey spider Charlotte. When it becomes apparent that Wilbur is being well fed for a reason, Charlotte and Wilbur are determined to foil Mr. Zuckerman's plans. With the help of Charlotte and her "terrific" webs, Templeton the rat, and other colorful barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the prizewinning pig of the County Fair and the most famous pig ever.
Lessons of friendship, loyalty, and truth bind this story together and show readers that friends come in all shapes and sizes.
Illustrations by the artist Garth Williams bring to life these lovable characters. He is also the illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 2.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0060882611 ISBN13 9780060882617
Availability 0 units.
More About E. B. White, Garth Williams & Kate DiCamillo
E.B. White, also the author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, received the Newbery Honor in 1953 for Charlotte's Web. In 1970, he was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder medal for his lasting contribution to children's literature.
E. B. White lived in the state of New York. E. B. White was born in 1899 and died in 1985.
Reviews - What do customers think about Charlotte's Web Read-Aloud Edition?
A Special Friendship Mar 29, 2007
Hey kids! If you like pigs and adventures, you should read this fantastic book. It's called Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. The pig's name is Wilbur. He is born on a farm during the springtime. Fern rescues him from being slaughtered. She gets to keep Wilbur and take care of him. Wilbur loves to follow Fern around the yard but later, Fern finds out that Wilbur has to be sold. This crushes Fern's heart. I cried at this part. It was super sad. Some good news came along Wilbur got sold to Fern's Uncle Zuckerman. Wilbur gets transferred over to the Zuckermans' farm just up the road from Fern's house. On the farm Wilbur meets an interesting friend. A spider named Charlotte. She makes webs that have writing in them. Later, Mr. Zuckerman enters Wilbur in a contest. Do you think Wilbur will win the contest? If you want to find out hop over to your nearest library and grab this book. This book made me cry, laugh and wonder what would happen next. I thought this book was the best book ever. I think you should read this book.
Garrett's Best Review Mar 6, 2007
This action packed and heartwarming book was great! Fern, an eight year old farm girl, saved a young pig from being killed. She named him Wilbur, the main character, who is a runt piglet, and he is friendly and sensitive. Wilbur lived in a barn, the setting, in the barn cellar, and there were many different animals such as a rat named Templeton. After one restless night, he awoke and found a grey spider named Charlotte. Wilbur didn't like her appetite. After Wilbur got to know her, the oldest sheep said, " Wilbur, they're going to kill you at Christmas." When Wilbur panicked, he started sprinting around his pen. Charlotte was making a plan to save Wilbur's life by making them think he's special. She will put words like "some pig" in her web. This attracted tourists, and they were amazed. Lurvy, the ranch hand, read the web and was speechless, happy, and excited. Will Charlotte's plan work and save Wilbur's life? I recommend Charlotte's Web for every age. It was exciting.
Hayley's Webby review Mar 6, 2007
Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web is a fabulous book! Fern is an eight year old farm girl who saw her dad attempting to unfairly kill a runt piglet, and she ended up keeping the piglet she named Wilbur. One spring day, Wilbur, the main character, got old enough; he got sold to Uncle Homer and lived in his barn, the setting.
On a lonely day, Wilbur excitedly met Charlotte. The next day, an old grumpy sheep told Wilbur they were going to devour hoim for Christmas, the story problem.
When it was time to pay the fare at the fair, Fern played with Henry Fussy, too. In the next day, Charlotte met a pig named Uncle whose fat was sure to win the event. Will Wilbur make it past winter by wining first place?
This book is very heart warming! Please read this book. I recommend this book to any one and any age!
"Amagon raeders, I enjoyed this book." I say. It is very interesting, touching, and sad.
The Best Book Ever! Mar 5, 2007
Have you ever read a book that all you want to do is read, read, and read? Well, here is the book for you...Charlotte's Web! This book is about a pig and his best friend Charlotte, the spider. Charlotte spins amazing words in her web in hopes of saving Wilbur. The characters in the story are Wilbur, Charlotte, Mr.Zuckerman, Mrs.zuckerman, Fern, and several others. The author's purpose of this book is to believe in yourself. If you follow your dreams, they will come true. I loved this book.Some people that would also enjoy reading this book are people who love animals. I hope you read and enjoy Charlott's Web!
Charlotte's Web, the Book Versus the Movie Jan 31, 2007
Hi I'm Itselle and I'm going to talk about the book Charlotte's Web. You might have read the book or have seen the movie. I have done both and I have noticed that Charlotte's Web the movie and Charlotte's Web the book are different in some interesting ways. One way was when Fern found out that her dad was going to kill the spring pig because in the movie she saw her father with the axe going to the barn at night and she followed him to the barn but, in the book she asks her mom where her dad is going with the axe in the morning.
I think the differences the book and the movie don't really matter that much. I think that because, in general, the same problems and events happend in the book and in the movie. I enjoyed both of them a lot. They both were very funny and sad at the same time, which I loved. I recommend the book Charlotte's Web to 4th and 5th graders and the movie to people who like kid movies.