Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Charlotte's Web

An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest of things.

I never read this book as a child (gasp) and since I want to see the movie I wanted to read the book beforehand. I really enjoyed the sweetness of the friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur, but it was the illustrations that really tugged at my heartstrings.

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