My husband bought a second-hand copy for me after learning that I never read Charlotte’s Web.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wilbur was lovingly raised by a girl named Fern. But now he’s a barn pig. He’s bored and lonely – until he meets Charlotte, the beautiful grey spider who also lives in the barn.
Charlotte thinks of a wonderful way to save Wilbur from a pig’s unhappy fate. Her clever plan will delight you, in this famous story Charlotte’s Web.
Genre(s): Children’s Literature, Classic
Length: 184 pages
Release Date: 1952
At last Wilbur saw the creature that had spoken to him in such a kindly way. Stretched across the upper part of the doorway was a big spiderweb, and hanging from the top of the web, head down, was a large grey spider. She was about the size of a gumdrop. She had eight legs, and she was waving one of them at Wilbur in friendly greeting. “See me now?” she asked.
This book introduces you to Fern who saves the runt of a litter. After a little time, Wilbur has to move to her uncle’s farm.
With Charlotte’s Web, E. B. White has created a remarkable story of a friendship between a pig and a spider. It is a story about friendship, love and death. The story comprises a variety of believable characters – not necessarily two-legged and a nicely flowing plot line. It is a carefully and expertly written story. I had a good time reading Charlotte’s Web – it is a very moving read. I was drawn into the story right away, pretty close to Wilbur and Charlotte. Believe me: My attitude towards spiders has undergone a change for the better. This is for you if you like children’s literature with a message and a good flow. It is a slow and steady read, giving the reader time to comprehend.
A book to read again.
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My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you? What did you think about Charlotte’s Web? Or – if you did not yet read Charlotte’s Web – are you now interested in reading it yourself?
My question for you cinephiles:
If Charlotte’s Web was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?
I am looking forward to reading your comments. 🙂