Also included is a retrospective essay by noted scholar Peter F. Neumeyer, read by George Plimpton, that gives an additional overview of the development and publication of the novel and its creators.
The Charlotte's Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition is a keepsake that listeners of all ages will cherish.
©1952, 1980 E.B. White; (P)1970 E.B. White
"The book has liveliness and felicity, tenderness and unexpectedness, grace and humor and praise of life...that only the most highly imaginative stories seem to grow." (Eudora Welty, The New York Times Book Review)
"White simply shares his story so intimately that adult listeners notice every nuance...For children the story of Wilbur and Charlotte will be sheer delight...White's story still has the power to mesmerize and teach us great lessons of friendship and life." (AudioFile)
I'm an adult but this one still tugs in my heart strings. Definitely still a classic in my opinion.
I have always loved this classic. This was my son's first time hearing the story.
Wilbur was my son's favorite character because he was such a great little piggy.
All about personification. A lovely book I highly recommend it. Charlotte is the hero she saved Wilburs life!
A children's book however I am an adult and enjoyed it!
Excellent for our road trip!
Great reader, the children were fully engaged and the length was perfect for our trip. Stuart Little is another great story by the same author I would recommend.
How to tell a kid about death? This book is the answer.
It is a warm story for children, while not hiding the cruel aspects of life, it still feels warm.
I love the last 150 years of history. Bully Pulpit and the Wilson biography absolute best!
For grown ups and children. Nothing better. And a beautiful reading by EB White. This book should be part of every childhood. It fills a long car ride for adults and youngsters very successfully.
Rather than take another car trip with my daughter in the back seat with movies and headphones to keep her occupied I decided to try audible. This way we could both participate in the story and I could share some of my favorite children's books. Charlotte's Web was a huge success! She heard the story from a whole new perspective. And just when I thought she wasn't paying attention I would hear a giggle or get a question. Just wonderful!
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