Charlotte’s Web – Puffin Clothbound Classic

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Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world. From grammar to the tenderness in which this story is delivered, E. B. White’s writing is so perfect and Garth William’s muted illustrations are entirely without fault.

Published 22 Sep 2022
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About The Book

On foggy mornings, Charlotte’s web was truly a thing of beauty . Even Lurvy, who wasn’t particularly interested in beauty, noticed the web when he came with the pig’s breakfast. And then he took another look and he saw something that made him set his pail down. There, in the centre of the web, neatly woven in block letters, was a message. It said: SOME PIG!

This is the story of a little girl named Fern, who loves a little pig named Wilbur – and of Wilbur’s dear friend, Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider. When Fern’s uncle decrees that Wilbur must become bacon, Fern, Charlotte, Templeton the rat and all Wilbur’s farmyard friends come up with an ingenious plan to fool the humans, and save their very special pig.

About the Author

E.B. White, the author of twenty books of prose and poetry, was awarded the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his children’s books, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web. This award is now given every three years “to an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have, over a period of years, make a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” The year 1970 also marked the publication of Mr. White’s third book for children, The Trumpet of the Swan, honored by The International Board on Books for Young People as an outstanding example of literature with international importance. In 1973, it received the Sequoyah Award (Oklahoma) and the William Allen White Award (Kansas), voted by the school children of those states as their “favorite book” of the year.

Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Mr. White attended public schools there. He was graduated from Cornell University in 1921, worked in New York for a year, then traveled about. After five or six years of trying many sorts of jobs, he joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. The connection proved a happy one and resulted in a steady output of satirical sketches, poems, essays, and editorials. His essays have also appeared in Harper’s Magazine, and his books include One Man’s Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E.B. White, The Essays of E.B. White and Poems and Sketches of E.B. White. In 1938 Mr. White moved to the country. On his farm in Maine he kept animals, and some of these creatures got into his stories and books. Mr. White said he found writing difficult and bad for one’s disposition, but he kept at it. He began Stuart Little in the hope of amusing a six-year-old niece of his, but before he finished it, she had grown up.

For his total contribution to American letters, Mr. White was awarded the 1971 National Medal for Literature. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy named Mr. White as one of thirty-one Americans to receive the Presidential Medal for Freedom. Mr. White also received the National Institute of Arts and Letters’ Gold Medal for Essays and Criticism, and in 1973 the members of the Institute elected him to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a society of fifty members. He also received honorary degrees from seven colleges and universities. Mr. White died on October 1, 1985.

About the Puffin Clothbound Classics

Puffin Clothbound Classics are stunningly beautiful hardback editions of the most famous stories in the world. You can find all the titles here. The titles available in these editions are:

Black Beauty
The Secret Garden
A Christmas Carol
The Wizard of Oz
Treasure Island
Dracula
The Little Prince
Tales from Shakespeare
Frankenstein
Charlotte’s Web
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Wuthering Heights
Stig of the Dump (2023)
The Dark is Rising (2023)

Binding

Hardback

Author

E. B. White

ISBN

9780241568811

Page Count

256

Publisher

Puffin Classics

Published

22 Sep 2022

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