This is the story of a kindhearted girl named Fern who saves the life of a very small and lucky pig named Wilbur. It is also the story of Charlotte A. Cavatica, the beautiful resourceful gray spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn, and who becomes his best friend. Surround by his barnyard pals and cheered by Fern's visit, Wilbur enjoys each new day--until the old sheep tells him what farmers do to pigs at Christmas. Suddenly, Wilbur is terrible afraid, but faither Charlotte promises to spin a clever plan to save her humble friend. 3 Cds, 3 hours, 30 minutes. Performed by the author. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. A 1953 Newbery Honor book.
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this classic, a 1953 Newbery Honor book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
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.