January 12, 2003

Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White

In case you've been in a hole for the last fifty years, this is E.B. White's classic story of Charlotte the grey spider and how she saved a pig named Wilbur from being turned into bacon. I read it several times when I was a kid, and loved it. I read it to Dave over the last twenty or so nights, and he loved it too. I'm going to have to look for Stuart Little, which I somehow never got to, and The Trumpet of the Swan, which I may have read more times as a kid than Charlotte's Web.

There are several editions of this book in print; the one I got has the same illustrations I remember, except that these have been "colorized". The result is surprisingly attractive, and if I were going to give somebody a copy of this book I'd definitely look for the "Full Color Edition".

Posted by Will Duquette at January 12, 2003 04:51 PM