Saturday, February 18, 2023

Library book ~ the runt of the litter

Charlotte's Web ~ by E. B. White, 1952, children's, 192 pages, 9/10

This Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death.  "Some Pig.  Humble.  Radiant."  These are the words in Charlotte's web, high up in Zuckerman's barn.  Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend.  And they express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

I remember loving this book and the animation. It's amazing how often references to it come up in daily life.