"Charlotte's Web" is a children's story about a little girl named Fern, her pig Wilbur, his friend; a spider named Charlotte and a rat named Templeton. Wilbur was very scared for his life because he had heard stories about pig slaughtering before Christmas. He was scared of the thought of it. Charlotte promised him she … [Read more...] about Charlotte’s Web
E. B. White
Elwyn Brooks White (E. B. White) was an American writer born July 11th 1899 in Mount Vernon, New York.
His older brother Stanley Hart White influenced his life and upbringing. Elwyn spent a lot of time traveling and exploring the wonders of nature around the world, before starting his studies, he joined the military. White finished his art studies in 1921.
White tried out all sorts of jobs before coming to work for "The New Yorker". He wrote introduction articles and poems for the magazine. In 1929 he married Katharine Angell, and in 1930 they moved to the village where he continued writing essays.
He and his wife had one child, Joel White. White enjoyed observing nature and life in the village. One of his most favorite scenes was watching the animals run out of the woods. He loved people, especially children, nature and animals.
His writing was unique and special. His most famous children's book was "Charlotte's Web". It was published in more than a million copies in America. The book describes the pig Wilbur's wonderful life on a farm with his friends Fern and Charlotte.
White died on October 1st, 1985 and suffering from Alzheimer's for years before his death. He died on his farm in North Brookline where he was buried next to his wife Katharine who died in 1977.
White won the Pulitzer. A short animated movie adaption of his work was nominated for an Oscar.