Author: E.B. White, Illustrator
Illustrator: Garth Williams
Publisher: Harper and Row Publishers
Publication Date: 1952
Genre: Classic Literature – chapter book
Audience: Gr. 3+
Overview: The story is about a young girl who saves a runt pig from death. She takes care of him until the day they must sell him. Even though Fern visits him, he is still lonely in the barn, until he meets Charlotte, the brilliant spider. With Charlotte’s help, Wilbur has an eventful year, one that he will never forget.
Activity: Ask students to think of a word that describes their best friend. Write the word and draw a spider web and spider around it, just like Charlotte did.
Reviewer’s Name: Becky Broyles
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 10/08/2007