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1 Charlotte’s Web Brenda M. Martinez Brenda M. Martinez Professor: Evelyn Lugo Professor: Evelyn Lugo Class: ENGG 633 Class: ENGG 633

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3 E. B. White Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11,1899, in Mount Vernon, New York. Though his father owned a piano manufacturing company and there were always musical instruments around, Elwyn and his five siblings didn't seem to have any musical talent. Instead, White showed an early penchant for writing. He published his first story, “A Winter Walk,” in a magazine for young readers when he was 12 years old, according to the Greenville Public Library. White attended Cornell University, where he acquired the nickname “Andy.” In 1925, he returned to New York and had his first piece, “Defense of the Bronx River,” published in The New Yorker magazine, formally launching his illustrious writing career and long association with the magazine. He also met Katharine Sergeant Angell, an editor at the magazine, and married her a few years later. Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11,1899, in Mount Vernon, New York. Though his father owned a piano manufacturing company and there were always musical instruments around, Elwyn and his five siblings didn't seem to have any musical talent. Instead, White showed an early penchant for writing. He published his first story, “A Winter Walk,” in a magazine for young readers when he was 12 years old, according to the Greenville Public Library. White attended Cornell University, where he acquired the nickname “Andy.” In 1925, he returned to New York and had his first piece, “Defense of the Bronx River,” published in The New Yorker magazine, formally launching his illustrious writing career and long association with the magazine. He also met Katharine Sergeant Angell, an editor at the magazine, and married her a few years later.

4 Children’s books In 1945 White entered a new field with great success, writing Stuart Little for children. After The Wild Flag in 1946 and Here Is New York in 1949, White returned to children's literature with his most popular book in the genre, Charlotte's Web, in ≈≈≈≈≈≈ E. B. White quotes ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ "The best writing is rewriting.” "Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” "There is nothing more likely to start disagreement among people or countries than an agreement..” “It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good write.

5 Honors He won the Gold Medal for Essays and Criticism from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1960 The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his children's books in 1970 The National Medal for Literature in In 1973 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. ~ ~E. B. White’s died on October 1, 1985, in North Brooklyn, Maine ~ ~

6 Charlotte’s Web Copyright 1952 by: White, E. B. Illustrated by Garth Williams Illustrated by Garth Williams Literary Genres ~ Fantasy Novel Literary Genres ~ Fantasy Novel Publisher: Harper Collins New York, NY Grade Level: Elementary, Middle

7 1952  Novel

8 Book review I really love this novel, is a beautiful fantasy with universal themes such as: the circle of life, birth, friendship, leaving home, love, loyalty and death. The author led us to the story thru out the interaction of the characters while they explore their relationship with each other. It is the simplicity of the farm life with a touch of fantasy, where animal talk and a spider writes. When E. B. White wrote this literary work he wanted to portrait a celebration! It is a lyrical excitement, of his admiration for the farm life. I really love this novel, is a beautiful fantasy with universal themes such as: the circle of life, birth, friendship, leaving home, love, loyalty and death. The author led us to the story thru out the interaction of the characters while they explore their relationship with each other. It is the simplicity of the farm life with a touch of fantasy, where animal talk and a spider writes. When E. B. White wrote this literary work he wanted to portrait a celebration! It is a lyrical excitement, of his admiration for the farm life.

9 Cont. Book review The characters where interesting, the taking animals caught my attention because the author used realistic situations, in which I felt related many times. My favorite characters were Wilbur, Fern and Charlotte. Charlotte’s characteristics given by the author are similar to the one we teachers need to emulate. Teaching with patience, love and consistency, are the backbone for a sound education. Also the friendship that Wilbur and Charlotte share is beautiful and you could see how they bond throughout the novel and how their friendship gets stronger. Their friendship prove to be reliable, even throughout life and dead situation. Henceforward my appreciation for a friendship that is ever lasting. The characters where interesting, the taking animals caught my attention because the author used realistic situations, in which I felt related many times. My favorite characters were Wilbur, Fern and Charlotte. Charlotte’s characteristics given by the author are similar to the one we teachers need to emulate. Teaching with patience, love and consistency, are the backbone for a sound education. Also the friendship that Wilbur and Charlotte share is beautiful and you could see how they bond throughout the novel and how their friendship gets stronger. Their friendship prove to be reliable, even throughout life and dead situation. Henceforward my appreciation for a friendship that is ever lasting.

10 Cont. Book review Cont. Book review I liked it very much, because Fern defends Wilbur's life when her father wanted to kill him. Fern father wanted to kill Wilbur because he was different from the other pigs, opening the door to the discussion of discrimination. Fern shows compassion, in the way she cares for him, until he is old enough to live on his own in the farm. I think the author did a great job indeed creating the characters! I liked it very much, because Fern defends Wilbur's life when her father wanted to kill him. Fern father wanted to kill Wilbur because he was different from the other pigs, opening the door to the discussion of discrimination. Fern shows compassion, in the way she cares for him, until he is old enough to live on his own in the farm. I think the author did a great job indeed creating the characters! The only thing that I would change about the novel is Charlotte death. Her death happened abruptly, this occurred while she was using her last breath in an effort to bid farewell to Wilbur. The only thing that I would change about the novel is Charlotte death. Her death happened abruptly, this occurred while she was using her last breath in an effort to bid farewell to Wilbur.


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