Charlotte’s Web

October 26, 2012

By Carter.

I loved the conversation on Amy’s post about the livelihood of picture books, and especially the comments it generated. Sarah’s comment touched me most; she called picture books “as necessary as air and sprinkles!” I’m left picturing kids on laps and families huddled together around a favorite story, and there’s no better visual than that, is there?

We crave story because we crave community. And friendship. And that made me think of one of the sweetest stories of friendship in all of literature, for kids or not: Charlotte’s Web. (Which is having its 60th anniversary this year! Definitely something to celebrate!)

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1 julia g blair October 26, 2012 at 9:03 am

Seems I’ve loved “Charlotte’s Web” all of my life. Guess I was 20 when it was
published! So glad that my children were able to grow up with this most enchanting and beautiful story. Happy 60th, Charlotte, darling!!! And many thanks to you, Gabby dear, for sharing this!
Love and appreciation!

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2 Sharon @ Discovering Blog October 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I think that “Charlotte’s Web”was my first “real” book that I read. It holds a special place in my heart.

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3 Lucy Mitchell October 26, 2012 at 2:49 pm

We have the audio version of Charlotte’s Web, read by the author. Whenever I hear the words “This is the story of the barn…”, I feel myself relaxing. E.B. White had a voice as calm and beautiful as the story.

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4 Carter Higgins October 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

She looks good for 60!

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5 Damaris October 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm

i just finished reading it to my 6 year old a couple weeks ago. He LOVED it. It is such a wonderful book.

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