Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

Book - 1952
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The pig, Wilbur, runt of his litter, is saved from immediate slaughter by Fern, the farmer's daughter. But Wilbur soon learns that he will be killed in the end, for bacon. A grey spider named Charlotte, who lives in a corner of the barn, declares that she can save him from the butcher's knife.
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 1952.
ISBN: 9780241900987
0241900980
9780140301854
0140301852
9780745103044
0745103049
Characteristics: 170p. : illus. ; 21cm.

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Katrina213
Jul 11, 2017

I thought that this book was very fun to read because all the characters are funny in their own way. My favourite characters are Wilber the pig, Charlotte and Fern. I like how Charlotte is so creative when she write words in her web that say good things about Wilber. In this book I learned that butter milk can clean pigs. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.

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curtismo
Jun 02, 2017

It's good

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 08, 2016

This beloved children’s book is nothing short of just good. It is not astoundingly brilliant, but it does not have any flaws; it’s a solid book dealing with friendship, life, love, and death. The story is well written, and makes you feel for the characters, despite them being spiders and pigs. The prose is well-crafted, heart-warming, and feels perfect for a formative book for children. It holds well as a pleasant read for those older than ten, but if you’re not reading this book to children, or are a child yourself, then it would not be much of a shame if you passed this book over. - @FalcoLombardi of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Tinkerdanielle
Aug 25, 2016

I read this a few years ago and this book was fantastic! It was a bit sad, but it was a very good book. I would recommend reading this!

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Kittyluv135
Aug 02, 2016

Very cute and heartfelt story that emphasizes the importance of friendship and intelligence. Great for young readers who want to read something a little more challenging.

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kbirchenall
Jul 03, 2016

I think this book is a great for grades 3-5 readers. I love the way friendship blooms in this book. By LOLA. W

JCLHeatherM Jun 11, 2016

A constant staple of the elementary school circuit, this children's classic is sweet and thoughtful in its depiction of life on the farm (for humans and the animals).

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glenna14
May 25, 2016

I remember my little grade 1 self crying while my teacher read us Charlotte's Web. It was my first experience with death. An excellent read for children, adults and everyone in between.

JCLBeckyC May 10, 2016

I'm a middle-aged woman now, but I still get warm fuzzies when I think back to my 2nd grade teacher reading this book to our class. This classic book will be cherished for many generations.

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jcspy
Feb 18, 2016

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!
Charlotte's Web is a bittersweet and heartwarming story of a runt named Wilbur who made friends with a spider named Charlotte, for she saved Wilbur from being turned into smoked bacon and ham! Oui!

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Apr 22, 2015

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haimeilibrary
Jun 23, 2016

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!

mano24 Jul 22, 2015

This book is very nice any who reads it will like it

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muszical
Jun 16, 2015

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.

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jinkisim
Jul 29, 2014

'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.

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sonialal
Jul 05, 2014

A young girl, a runt pig, and a unique spider embark on a unforgettable journey to keep Wilbur from the slaughterhouse

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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

This book is about a little girl, a pig, and a spider who are all friends. The spider and the little girl try to save the life of the pig by having him do tricks and perform in front of people. The pig then wins the hearts of the whole town and is able to keep his life!

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sunshinelibrarian
Apr 16, 2016

Some Pig!

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muszical
Jun 16, 2015

"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

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latrinablue
Feb 23, 2013

"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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