"Charlotte's Web" is a children's story about a little girl named Fern, pig Wilbur and his friends, spider Charlotte and rat 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 would come up … [Read more...] about Charlotte’s Web
E. B. White
Elwyn Brooks White (E. B. White) was an American writer born on July 11th, 1899 in Munt 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, and 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 a child Joel White. White enjoyed observing the nature and the 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 book is "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 he suffered from Alzheimer's for years. He died on his farm in North Brookline where he was buried next to his wife Katharine which died in 1977.
White won a Pulitzer, and a short animated movie adaption of his work was nominated for an Oscar.