An undisputed children’s classic, White’s effortlessly charming fable about a condemned pig and the clever spider determined to save him is written with exquisite pace, wit and gentle suspense.
A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl.
Wilbur the pig's life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
An unusual and witty story which provides a gentle introduction to questions of mortality, Charlotte's Web is a modern classic. - BookTrust
From grammar to the tenderness in which this story is delivered, E. B. White's writing is so perfect... And Garth William's muted illustrations are entirely without fault. Whether read aloud or solo, this is a book well deserving of it's 'classic' status. - The Children's Book Review
An extraordinary story, exquisitely written, with unforgettable passages of dialogue and description, that confronts the dilemma of our relationship with farm animals. Witty, and in places, desperately sad this is a book where animals talk yet remain who they are, themselves. A book to make you cry. - Michael Morpurgo, Lovereading4kids
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