Wilbur didn't want food, he wanted love. He wanted a friend –
someone who would play with him.
One spring morning a little girl called Fern rescues a runt and
names him Wilbur. But then Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he
meets Charlotte, a beautiful large grey spider. They become best
friends and, when Wilbur is faced with a dreadful fate, Charlotte must
find a very clever way to save him.
About The Author
E. B. White was born in New York in 1899 and died in 1985. He kept
animals on his farm in Maine and some of these creatures crept into his
books, such as STUART LITTLE which was recently made into a
blockbusting film. He received many awards including the Laura Ingalls
Wilder Medal in 1970, an award given every five years to authors who
have 'made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for
With such classics as Stuart Little and Trumpet of the
Swan, E. B. White proved that books for young readers could be as
elegant, graceful, and nuanced as the essays he wrote for adults in The
New Yorker, where he was one of the magazine s most distinctive and
"Wilbur, a lovable pig, is rescued from a cruel fate by a beautiful and intelligent spider named Charlotte. ?Told with delicacy, humor, and wisdom...a perfect blending of fantasy and complete realism."--" Booklist"