E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.
Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."
During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination."
Classics...every child should read these books, or have them read to them!Published 1 month ago by lizareyna
Charlottes Web was great, Stuart little was awful to me, and my daughter lost interest in the Trumpet Swan.Published 1 month ago by Amy Vertrees
This is a very good group of books that my grandchildren like to read!Published 2 months ago by Gloria C. Campos
How can you go wrong. Great for any child. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by The Hungry Reader
Buy these classics and read them aloud with the kids or grandchildren. The stories are powerful and engrossing, and you'll be amazed by how many details the children will remember... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer M. Newell
Purchased as gift for my pre-teen granddaughter. This is a great classic set!
Will definitely be purchasing more classics for her!
We love these classic books and it makes it so say that they are in a set.Published 3 months ago by Brady Gibson
This was a gift and I have not been told how she liked it. It was not a request but a decision on my part.Published 3 months ago by Estel Neff
Gave this to our granddaughter, will wait to hear how she likes these.Published 3 months ago by G. Madsen