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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."
Maggie Kneen, the illustrator of Daddy's Little Boy by Billy Collins, Daddy's Little Girl by Bobby Burke, Babe by Dick King-Smith, and other picture books, lives in Cheshire, England.
Some Pig ....this is the second time I have purchased this book. It is a great read for my Two and three year olds at nap time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Milt Hutchens
a little sad ending for children to understand, but good book, lovely illustrations throughout the story. would buy at this price.Published 10 months ago by Jennifer Collins
the book had a few dents/smudges but noticeable to my daughter. Otherwise it was fine and in good shape .Published 11 months ago by Mahogany Hart
It was a really vague version of the wonderful original book. Illustrations were nice but the content was quite weak.Published 16 months ago by Sharon W. Cofran
This is a cute book, with lovely pictures. It's a picture book, as opposed to the longer length book, "Charlotte's Web". Read morePublished on December 1, 2011 by slv
This book started out really cute and sweet. Great writing and a great story line. Then in the last 2 pages, the little girl is forced to sell her pig-slash-bestfriend where he has... Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by GPinkston82