Book Club Kit ESL : Charlotte's WebBook Club Kit
Don't miss one of America's top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS's The Great American Read.
This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This paperback edition includes a foreword by two-time Newbery winning author Kate DiCamillo.
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.
E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books.
From Library Staff
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.
This is a Newberry Honor Book that is likely appropriate for 7-10 year olds. The
classic animal story is set in the barnyard of the Arable farm, where Wilbur—a
pig runt saved and loved by young Fern Arable—staves off his inevitable
slaughter with the help of Charlotte, a spider who spins accol... Read More »
From the critics
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orange_snake_341 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99
green_alligator_7285 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over
blue_bird_3023 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 14
SummaryAdd a Summary
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!
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.
'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.
A young girl, a runt pig, and a unique spider embark on a unforgettable journey to keep Wilbur from the slaughterhouse
QuotesAdd a Quote
"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."
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