Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Paperback - 2012
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Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2012.
Edition: 60th anniversary ed., revised ed.
ISBN: 9780060263850
0060263857
9780061124952
0061124958
9780060263867
0060263865
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Garth - Illustrator

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Hillsboro_ElizabethH May 19, 2019

I don't think it's possible NOT to love this book!

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SamanthaStanley
Jan 10, 2019

First Chapter Books

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CarleeMcDot
Dec 29, 2018

I know, I know, it's probably crazy that I didn't read this as a child, but let me tell you... reading was NOT my jam when I was in school. In fact, I don't know that I read a full book when I was younger - CliffsNotes were my best friend. With that said, I saw this book at our little free library before we were getting ready to fly to Michigan for Christmas and thought it would be a perfect read for the flight. And, wouldn't you know?! I was right! This is such a cute (and touching) little story. I can totally see why it is referred to as one of America's top 100 most-loved novels. And can you believe it was written in 1952?! WOWSER! I love how the beauty of friendship is told page after page - makes my heart smile! I would give it a 10 out of 10.

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pocolocopadre
Nov 24, 2018

I'm a 62 year old guy with a diverse literary appetite.

I thoroughly enjoyed Charlotte's Web. It's a remarkably honest and straight forward book about friendship and love. It's about the evolution of relationships. It's about the complexity of individuals, how one can be seemingly cruel but caring or greedy and selfish but helpful.

I'm glad I read it now, at this stage of my life.

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jrockcolo
Sep 23, 2018

My first "long" novel read together with my 6 year old. He absolutely loved it and looked forward to reading another chapter each night.

It is a also great story to help explain common principles of life to a younger kid.

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V__v
Aug 13, 2018

Movie not as good, read the book

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EthancoolRobdrool
Jul 28, 2018

It is sooo good,you should read it.watch the movie after.

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Nmercha
Jul 12, 2018

A must read!!

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black_raccoon_117
May 25, 2018

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SPPL_Kristen Mar 21, 2018

In my entire life only three books have ever made me cry. This is one of them.

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haimeilibrary
Jun 23, 2016

Wilbur is a pig with lots of talent, owned by Mr. Zuckerman, but as we all know, pigs get killed for meat, and it is up to Charlotte and Templeton to save him!

mano24 Jul 22, 2015

This book is very nice any who reads it will like it

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muszical
Jun 16, 2015

The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte and other animals on the farm.

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jinkisim
Jul 29, 2014

'Charlotte's Web' is a story which deals with the strong friendship that breaks the barrier between two very unrelated species, a spider and a pig.
One day a small and week pig was born. He's Wilbur. MR. Arable planned to kill him but his little daughter Fern stopped him. Therefore Wilbur could alive at MR. Zuckerman's barn. One day he heard that MR. Zuckerman is going to kill him. So Wilbur asked for a help to all animals. Spider Charlotte had an idea to protect Wilbur from death. The idea was to make a letter on her web. She wrote words like 'terrific' and 'some pig'. By doing so Wilbur became famous and made to participate at the fail with Charlotte. At that time Charlotte was almost dead because she's too old. But after she made egg sac she wrote word 'humble' and died. So Wilbur could get a prize. MR. Zuckerman was proud of WIlbur and decided to never eat or sell wilbur. After WIlber came back to the barn, he looked after Charlotte's children with great care and love.
I think Charlotte and Wilbur's actions were only possible because of their intimate relationship.
By looking at these two characters, we are able to realize what true friendship actually means. I was impressed when Charlotte tried to help Wilbur and thought another people more than herself.

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sonialal
Jul 05, 2014

A young girl, a runt pig, and a unique spider embark on a unforgettable journey to keep Wilbur from the slaughterhouse

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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

This book is about a little girl, a pig, and a spider who are all friends. The spider and the little girl try to save the life of the pig by having him do tricks and perform in front of people. The pig then wins the hearts of the whole town and is able to keep his life!

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sunshinelibrarian
Apr 16, 2016

Some Pig!

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muszical
Jun 16, 2015

"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

"If Wilbur is killed and his trough stands empty day after day, you'll grow so thin we can look right through your stomach and see objects on the other side".

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