Oct 15, 2012

by English Muse

“This is the story of the barn. I wrote it for children and to amuse myself.”
~E.B. White in his reading of Charlotte’s Web, which turns 60 today

This morning started as most mornings do… with coffee & NPR… when I heard this little snippet about the 60th anniversary of this beloved children’s classic. Which got me to thinking, I really should pull out my own copy this evening and give it another read. Mine is an old copy, well-loved and given to me by my old high school librarian who, every once in a while, would let my friend and I take some of the most ‘loved’ books off the shelves to make room for shiny, new copies. Given the popularity of Charlotte’s Web, I have to wonder how many copies our library has gone through over the past 60 years. All that to say, if you haven’t read any E.B White in a while, perhaps this is the week.

Also, does anyone out there use goodreads? It’s a social site for readers I came across recently. I would love to find you!

Here’s the link to my goodreads profile page.

I hope you have an absolutely *lovely* week, English Musers! Until next Monday, you can find me at Secrets of a Belle.

xo* ~Hannah B.

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5 Responses to “Charlotte’s Web: This is the Story of a Barn…”

  1. kitty blake says:

    That is a beautiful illustration. I love the spider web lettering. Thanks for post, it made me reach for The Owl and the Pussycat:)

  2. Laurie says:

    I have always loved E.B.White’s children’s books. As a teacher, i have read them aloud to my students year after year. There are lines within it that are as beautiful as poetry such as “cars whispering along the highway.”

  3. Jo says:

    i love charlotte’s web! it’s always been a favorite of mine, as well. i should pick up some more e.b. white.

    here’s my goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1676819-a-j-b
    i’ll go find you on there now. :)

  4. Katie says:

    I still love Charlotte’s Web! I wonder if I still have my copy somewhere…

    E.B. White is just fantastic.

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