An affectionate, sometimes 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. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should 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 often found in the simplest of things.
The classic story is now adapted as a live-action film by Walden Media ("The Chronicles of Narnia") starring Dakota Fanning as Fern, and the voice of Julia Roberts as Charlotte, set for theatrical release on June 23, 2006. Illustrations.
E. B. White was born in New York in 1899 and died in 1985. He kept animals on his farm in Maine and some of these creatures crept into his books, such as STUART LITTLE which was made into a blockbusting film in 2000. He received many awards including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970, an award given every five years to authors who have 'made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children'.
GRAMMAR NOTATIONS. INTRODUCTION. GUIDE TO THE DICTIONARY ENTRIES. GRAMMAR. DICTIONARY A-Z. ILLUSTRATIONS. A. Human Body. B. Clothes. C. House and Flat. D. Car and Bicycle. E. Tools. F. Kitchen Utensils. G. Insects. H. Animals. I. Fruit. J. Vegetables. K. Musical Instruments. L. Shapes. GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES. COMPASS POINTS. NUMBERS. DATES. TIME. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. FREQUENCY LIST OF WORKDS IN THE DICTIONARY. PRONUNCIATION.
This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur and of Wilbur's dear friend, Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. With the unlikely help of Templeton the rat, and a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who by this time has grown up to be quite a pig. This is a time-honored classic favorite.