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Charlotte's Web
Contributor(s): White, E. B. (Author), Williams, Garth (Illustrator), DiCamillo, Kate (Author)

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ISBN: 0064400557     ISBN-13: 9780064400558
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Published: April 2012
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Annotation: Wilbur, a lovable pig, is rescued from a cruel fate by a beautiful and intelligent spider named Charlotte. "Told with delicacy, humor, and wisdom . . . a perfect blending of fantasy and complete realism".--"Booklist". Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Classics
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 86141171
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Lexile Measure: 680(Not Available)
Guided Reading: R (Grade 4)
Series: Trophy Newbery
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 5.1" W x 7.5" (0.3 lbs) 192 pages
Themes:
- Demographic Orientation - Rural
- Theometrics - Secular
- Topical - Death/Dying
- Topical - Friendship
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 19
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 5.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Some Pig

These are the words in Charlotte's web, high in the barn. Her spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, as well as the feelings of a little girl named Fern ... who loves Wilbur, too. Their love has been shared by millions of readers.


Contributor Bio(s): Williams, Garth: -

Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.

In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits' Wedding (HarperCollins).

White, E. B.: -

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life--there is also the life of the imagination."

DiCamillo, Kate: -

Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


 
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