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Written by E. B. White
Illustrated by Garth Williams
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A recommendation from our Guest Editor, September 2020, Michael Morpurgo, MBE
A extraordinary story, exquisitely written, with unforgettable passages of dialogue and description, that confronts the dilemma of our relationship with farm animals. Witty, and in places, desperately sad this is a book where animals talk yet remain who they are, themselves. A book to make you cry. - Michael Morpurgo
Magical, this timeless farmyard story tells of the power of friendship. When the runty little piglet is saved from an early death, he grows into a fine and handsome pig. And the farmer wants to kill him. Can Charlotte, the spider who has grown to love him, save his life?
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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. It is a time-honoured classic favourite.
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Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 25/09/2003
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Author:||E. B. White|
|Publisher:||Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Animal Stories, Family / Home Stories, Animals|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
|Collections:||50 classic books every child should read!,|
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'.More About E. B. White
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