By E.B. White Illustrated by Garth Williams
This version was Published in 2006 by Harper Collins
184 pages -ages 9+
Fern was an 8-year-old girl who had stopped her father from killing a pig that was a runt. Then she was told that she was going to raise the pig she named Wilbur. When Wilbur got bigger, he was moved to the Zuckerman’s farm. The Zuckerman’s were Fern’s uncle and aunt. Wilbur was lonely there, even though Fern came to see him about every day. He also wanted a friend at the barn, too. One night Wilbur heard a voice that said “I’ll be your friend Wilbur”. The next morning he found out the voice was from a spider named Charlotte. They were really good friends to each other. One day Wilbur heard Mr. Zuckerman say “That pig will make some fine bacon”, Wilbur was shocked! Charlotte said she would help him somehow. So she stayed upside down thinking of how to help Wilbur. She then said she was going to write words on her web that made Wilbur look really special. The Zuckerman’s were surprised and thought the web was a miracle. When more words in webs showed up they decided to take Wilbur to the County Fair. Charlotte’s plan was working! Charlotte went along with Wilbur to make a web for him. She was sure that if she made a web with a word in it, Wilbur will definetly win.
This story is excellent book for anyone. I liked it a lot! I checked this book out of my school library and when I started to read it I couldn’t put it down because it was so good! I think you would like it a lot too! This book teaches lessons too. Some of them are good friendship, being loyal, and helping others!
Categories: Age 9+