Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Some Pig!

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is a book I love each and every time I read it. When Fern finds out her father is going to kill the runt pig that was just born, she can’t let it happen. She rushes to save the pig “who will never amount to anything”. Right from the start, Fern adores her pig, Wilbur, more than anything. She showers him with love and affection. Once he is in the barnyard Wilbur is happy and enjoys chatting with the other animals. But, when he finds out that he is destined to be slaughtered, he is beside himself with worry and sadness. Luckily, his good and wise friend, Charlotte (a spider), devises a plan to keep Wilbur alive. Not only does she keep him among the living, but she brings him into the spotlight in a way that no other pig has ever been spotlighted before! The pig that has messages written in webs becomes famous across the country! Next stop- the county fair! Journey along with Fern, Charlotte, Wilbur, and the other barnyard animals to discover what happens when friends help each other and use their minds.

I recommend this book to people from third grade through adulthood. If you like books that touch your heart and make you want to be kinder, then this is a story you will certainly enjoy. I think the friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur is one we can all learn from. Even Templeton, the rat, shows us a few things about what is right and what is wrong. There is laughter, clever antics, and sadness in the pages of this book. Along with the words are drawings that add to the reader’s enjoyment. This is a book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. It is a story that shouldn’t be missed!

Has anyone else read Charlotte’s Web? Or another book by E.B.White?

Happy reading!
~L

28 comments:

  1. Where I can download this book for ipad?

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    1. Hi Lexsa, Thanks for stopping by! It's a lovely story- I believe you can download it on amazon? Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  2. One of my all time favourites, it never fails to move me to tears.

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    1. Hi Petty, It's such a wonderful book. I played fern in a school play : ) Thanks so much for popping over! ~ F

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  3. Charlotte's Web was real "literary discussion" my daughter and I had when she was 7, and to this day, EB White has been a favorite of hers.

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    1. Hi Alex, Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! It's wonderful that you are able to share this story with your daughter. It's always a book that my family likes to read together. ~ F

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  4. I love this book! It always brings back happy memories of my childhood.

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    1. Hi Donna, It's such a classic story, and the characters feel like old friends when you read it over again. Thanks so much for stopping by! ~ F

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  5. I love this book...I read it to my second graders...we all cried! And I read it every year!

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    1. Hi Patty, That's great! It's a special story to pass along to eager minds : ) ~ F

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  6. I love that when I saw the title to your post I knew where the quote was from. Awesome story!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, Thanks! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  7. Oh my gosh... I loved this book as a kid even though it broke my heart. My mom read it to me when I was five and I woke up in the middle of the night screaming and crying and she came running into my room and I was sobbing, "Charlotte died..." Ah the power of a book!

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    1. Hi Heidi, It is quite a dramatic tale- and I felt the same way- like they are great, old friends of mine : ) Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us! ~ F

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  8. Isn't it amazing how I've not read this book before? I know. I'm crazy. I've seen the movie a long time ago. I don't even recall him being almost killed by the farmer.

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    1. Hi Adriana, You definitely have to read this book! We would love to hear your thoughts about it : ) ~ F

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    1. Hi This Kid Reviews Books, Yeah! We do too : ) ~ F & L

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  10. Good memories!! It's been several decades since I read this beautiful book - time to dig it out again! :)

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    1. Hi Jemi, It's a great story to refresh your imagination with! Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  11. Aww. Great review :D I have not read this book. But I have heard of it. And omg. It sounds so sweet. I adore middle grade books. Might have to read it :) Glad you loved it. <3 :)
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Hi Carina, You would enjoy this story! Happy reading : ) Thanks so much for stopping by! ~ F

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  12. A classic I haven't read but have heard so much about. (I've watched the film version, though. Made me tear up ...) Love this review!

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    1. Hi Claudine, You would absolutely love this book! I played Fern in elementary school : ) ~ F

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  13. A teacher read it to us in grade school and I loved it. I probably wouldn't have read it otherwise as spiders freak me out. :D It would have been a shame to have missed it.

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    1. Hi M Pax, Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  14. So many people have read and loved this book, but I just cannot read it because, well you know, the spider.

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    1. Donna- I know how you are with spiders! This is a wonderful book to read, you may not be freaked out by Charlotte She is so kind and clever. :) ~L

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