Charlotte's WebBook - 2006
From Library Staff
CMLibrary_bworthington Mar 22, 2016
This classic and beautiful read-aloud has been adapted for film twice: a musical cartoon in 1973 with voices by Debbie Reynolds and Henry Gibson, and a live action version in 2006 starring Dakota Fanning and the voice of Julia Roberts as the spider.
Winner, Middle Grades
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved book by E. B. White is a classic of children's literature that is “just about perfect” (New York Times). Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up i... Read More »
CMLibrary_eneal May 01, 2020
Meet Charlotte, a barn spider and Wilbur, a little pig who wants a friend. Which do you like better, the book or the movie? Students can compare story differences from the movie version. This title is also available as print and e-Book. Reading Level: 680L
CMLibrary_KBlackburn Oct 15, 2018
You can dress up as Fern, the girl on the cover of the book--or you can go the extra mile and dress as the titular character: Charlotte the spider!
Similar to Winnie-the-Pooh, this book was banned in Kansas because talking animals are considered an “insult to god.”
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red_alligator_30813 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 99
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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."
"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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