- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins; Early edition (April 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061124958
- ISBN-13: 978-0061124952
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 4,717 customer reviews
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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.
About the Author
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."
Garth Williams is the renowned illustrator of almost one hundred books for children, including the beloved Stuart Little by E. B. White, Bedtime for Frances by Russell Hoban, and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
He was born in 1912 in New York City but raised in England. He founded an art school near London and served with the British Red Cross Civilian Defense during World War II. Williams worked as a portrait sculptor, art director, and magazine artist before doing his first book Stuart Little, thus beginning a long and lustrous career illustrating some of the best known children's books.
In addition to illustrating works by White and Wilder, he also illustrated George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square and its sequels (Farrar Straus Giroux). He created the character and pictures for the first book in the Frances series by Russell Hoban (HarperCollins) and the first books in the Miss Bianca series by Margery Sharp (Little, Brown). He collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown on her Little Golden Books titles Home for a Bunny and Little Fur Family, among others, and with Jack Prelutsky on two poetry collections published by Greenwillow: Ride a Purple Pelican and Beneath a Blue Umbrella. He also wrote and illustrated seven books on his own, including Baby Farm Animals (Little Golden Books) and The Rabbits’ Wedding (HarperCollins).
Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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The author illustrates exactly what my thoughts have been for several years and for me, the main point, is the bias by omission. In the evenings I used to watch (notice I said used to watch) NBC, CBS, MSNBC and on occasion ABC, FOX and CNN. On any given night, on some stations, the reporters left just enough information out to 'change' the news. Now, in the morning I listen to BBC in order to get world news. Edited to add that I am a USN Chief, Retired, and spent 10 years + overseas. The news we received was either from the AFRTS radio station or the newspaper with day old news. And, both of those sources were accurate to my knowledge.
Seriously, I don't have the stomach to listen to the national news now. I gave up completely about a year ago and have switched to reading books about the reason 'things' have changed in our country.
And, I agree with the statement that what is missing is the 'integrity and the objection' of the reporters. We, the American people, are the ones that are being fed the biased reporting. Day by day, week by week, and now year by year. Sad but true...
This was an interesting and educational read for me. A lot has changed since the early days of our founding...and I fear not for the best....
Most highly recommended.
Many of us have never been effectually educated so as to understand that we, as a people, own the Bill of Rights. It belongs neither to our Government or to the media. The First Amendment belongs to us. The media is allowed to use it but has no Constitutional right to misuse it. The First Amendment ensures that the media will remain free from government coercion and interference so as to unbiasedly serve you and I. Our Constitutional Framers, doubled down to ensure that the press would remain free from coercion so it could, freely, serve us, the American people. The Framers, who safeguarded us from the government they established, certainly would never want the press to become compromised by any other powerful influences with less than noble intentions. That would constitute unfreedom of the press and would effectively defeat the very purpose of the First Amendment. The media was designed to be our servant and never our master. A media which abuses power is no different from a government which abuses power. The media certainly has a right to an opinion but they have absolutely no Constitutional right to create evidence and facts, or ignore such, to support their opinions. That would constitute a major abuse of power and trust. Sadly, and unfortunately, the media, far too often, is the chief architect of disinformation and that is not what the First Amendment is about.
The recent Gallup poll suggesting that 4 out of 10 Americans support socialism, despite the fact that, as a people, they enjoy a robust economy, that affords them a lifestyle which the rest of the World, and especially socialist countries, enviously only dream about, is no accident. How did that happen? Read the book and wonder no more. The fact that Americans are giving up core cultural values, which have sustained them and their families, for centuries, and are adopting countercultural ideologies, which have an international historical record of dismal failure, is no accident. How did that happen? Read the book and find out. If you wonder why, and how, our government has transformed itself from one that safeguards the liberty we were born with, so we can live our lives and pursue our dreams the way we wish, into one that authoritatively dictates what we may, and may not do, using laws, statutes and regulations, read the book and you will wonder no more.
Levin points out that many in the media know that they are promoting outright lies and/or omitting glaring truths supported by unequivocal facts and evidence. They frame a narrative so that only one side is portrayed in the same fashion that prosecutors address a Grand Jury. An outstanding example is given using Nazism. Adolf Hitler could never have existed without the media support from Joseph Goebbels who held a doctorate in literature and a passion for journalism. Furthermore, the Holocaust, the unforgivable blight upon humankind’s history, was virtually ignored by the NY Times despite its otherwise very extensive coverage of the war. Not to be prejudicial the Times gave equal minimal coverage to Stalin’s ruthless Ukrainian genocide.
Today’s media outlets attempt to manipulate public opinion just the way lawyers attempt to manipulate a jury. They often do so as arrogant elitists, believing that the public will accept whatever they write as gospel even when they are often seen as entirely illogical. Today, more often than not, they are about Party affiliation than they are about truth, facts, and evidence. Entrusted with informing the public with the truth they are often the ones most responsible for intellectual slavery. That is their intended goal and it is the author’s goal to counter that purpose and again make us aware of what Mark Twain wrote over a century ago… ‘If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.’ If Mark Twain were alive today he would give this book a resounding five-star review just the way I did. Get it, read it, understand it and you will love becoming a whole lot smarter!
Mark Levin explores how our once semi-honorable press has devolved into a left-wing journalist mafia that is barely a step above the world's oldest profession.
Intelligently written, truthful, and a good read.
Two thumbs up.