E.B. White did not set out to write one of America’s best loved children’s books, but he did with Charlotte’s Web (1952).
It tells the story of a friendship between a girl named Fern and her pig Wilbur. It is also the story of Wilbur’s friend, a very smart spider named Charlotte who greets people with “Salutations”.
After being moved from living with Fern’s family, Wilbur discovers he is meant to be eaten by the farmer. Scared for his future, he enlists the help of Charlotte and Templeton, a rat who never did anything for anyone.
Before long, Wilbur has become some pig and hopes his future is safe from ending up on the dinner table.
Charlotte’s Web is the fifth book in Children’s Classics month.
Charlotte’s Web can be found in your local library, the website for the Bergen County Cooperative Library System can be found here or at your local Barnes and Noble in Hackensack.
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