Charlotte’s Web

by E. B. White

  1. ISBN: 978-93-5304-060-4
  2. Pages: 164 pages
  3. Date: 20 June 2018


This is the story of a little girl called Fern who saves a little pig, Wilbur, from being killed because he is born the runt of his litter, and of Wilbur’s dear friend, Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte’s Web is one of the most popular children’s classic that celebrates friendship, love, life and even death.

‘Some Pig’. ‘Terrific’. ‘Humble’. ‘Radiant’. These are the words that Charlotte weaves in her web praising Wilbur in Zuckerman’s barn with some much-needed help from Templeton the rat to trick the farmer and save Wilbur. Charlotte’s spider web shows how she sees Wilbur who, more than anything, wants a friend and the spider proves to be a loyal one till the very end.


E.B. White was born in New York in 1899. He was an American essayist, author and literary stylist. After graduating from Cornell University in 1921, he became a reporter and freelance writer. In 1927, White joined The New Yorker magazine as writer and editor—a position he would retain throughout his career. He wrote three books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte’s Web (1952) and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). In 1959, he revised The Elements of Style by the late William Strunk Jr., which became a standard style manual for writers. The Pulitzer Prize board awarded a Special Citation to White in 1978.

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