Charlotte's Web

Written by E B White

Part of the Puffin Modern Classics Series

Key Stage 2 Animal Stories

LoveReading View on Charlotte's Web

Magical, this timeless farmyard story tells of the power of friendship. When the runty little piglet is saved from an early death, he grows into a fine and handsome pig. And the farmer wants to kill him. Can Charlotte, the spider who has grown to love him, save his life?

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Charlotte's Web Synopsis

This 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 their own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig.

Charlotte's Web Press Reviews

'An outstanding book for young children.' The Time Literary Supplement

'One of the bestselling children's books in publishing history, Charlotte's Web continues to pose a magical freshness...' Guardian

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141354828
Publication date: 25th September 2003
Author: E B White
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 272 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Animal Stories

About E B White

Elwyn Brooks White was born in Mount Vernon, New York, as the son of Samuel White, a prosperous piano manufacturer, and Jessie (Hart) White; she was forty-one and Samuel was forty-five. Elwyn was the youngest child of a large family, where parents really loved children. On Elwyn's twelfth birthday his father wrote to him: "You are the object of the affectionate solicitude of your mother and father. Then you have been born a Christian. When you reflect that the great majority of men are born in heathen lands in dense ignorance and superstition it is something to be thankful for ...

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