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 Charloette 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.
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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.From the Back Cover:
Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time. To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is itself a beautiful translation of White's own view of the world—of the joy he took in the change of seasons, in farm life, in the miracles of life and death, and, in short, the glory of everything.
We are proud to include Kate DiCamillo's foreword in the 60th anniversary editions of this cherished classic.
Charlotte's Web 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 who lived with Wilbur in the barn.
With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to quite a pig.
How all this comes about is Mr. White's story. It is a story of the magic of childhood on the farm. The thousands of children who loved Stuart Little, the heroic little city mouse, will be entranced with Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and Fern, the little girl who understood their language.
The forty-seven black-and-white drawings by Garth Williams have all the wonderful detail and warmhearted appeal that children love in his work. Incomparably matched to E.B. White's marvelous story, they speak to each new generation, softly and irresistibly.
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Descrizione libro Listening Library, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1992. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: Good. 3 RELIABLE audio cassettes withdrawn from the library in the clamshell case. Some shelf wear and library markings to the box and the cassettes. The audio tapes are sturdy and presentable. Enjoy this audio performance!. Audio Book. Codice libro della libreria AudioASSTL60173
Descrizione libro Listening Library, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1992. Audio Cassettes. Condizione libro: Good. 3 AUDIO CASSETTES, tested for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, withdrawn from the library collection. Some shelf wear and library markings to the box and the tapes. The audio cassettes are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this worthwhile audio production. Audio Book. Codice libro della libreria 333201211912708
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805534704823.0
Descrizione libro Listening Library, 1991. Audio Cassette. Condizione libro: Good. Unabridged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0553470485