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."
Charlottes Web was great, Stuart little was awful to me, and my daughter lost interest in the Trumpet Swan.Published 2 days ago by Amy Vertrees
This is a very good group of books that my grandchildren like to read!Published 11 days ago by Gloria C. Campos
How can you go wrong. Great for any child. Highly recommended.Published 22 days 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 25 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Estel Neff
Gave this to our granddaughter, will wait to hear how she likes these.Published 1 month ago by G. Madsen
I didn't realize E.B. White wrote all three of these wonderful books. I read The Trumpet of the Swan when I was a little girl, and now I'm reading it again with my little girl. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Slaw