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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."
A wonderful collection from a beloved storyteller. Reading these essays is a very rich experience indeed.Published 1 month ago by Here in the Heartland
While I love CHARLOTTE'S WEB, I had never read any other White, but remained constantly reminded of him reading anything by James Thurber, whose pieces about the "New... Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. M Young
Simple, beautiful, to the point English usage with a dash of healthy humor.Published 2 months ago by Jaime L. Amsel, Ph.D.
When I started reading this book, I felt like I was in the presence of someone who loved words and knew how to use them well. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Reader in CA
White is able to make humorous tales from the observations of mundane life in New England, a gift that makes this book highly captivating. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Aditi Rao
E,B, White writes the way we all wish we could. He makes the ordinary precious. Never,pedantic, never clever for its own sake,
never pretentious, always clear, simple and... Read more
Revisiting E.B.White was a pleasure. His Stuart Little was the first book I ever loved ,as a child. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M.