Book Review – Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web is about a spider who sets out to save a pig, Wilbur, from his fate of pork chops and bacon. Wilbur is the runt of the litter and has everything is against him, yet friendships along his way help live a remarkable life.

This one was another Little Free Library find that I tucked away for my daughter someday and then pulled back out, because, wait, did I ever read it myself? Probably, but I honestly don’t remember it.

Book 9:
Charlotte’s Web
by E.B. White

Genre:
Children’s, Classic, Fiction

Published:
1952

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Charlotte’s Web is about a spider who sets out to save a pig, Wilbur, from his fate of pork chops and bacon. Wilbur is the runt of the litter and has everything is against him, yet friendships along his way help live a remarkable life.

Favorite Quote(s):

“A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”

– E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Awards (based upon my brief research):
Newbery Medal Nominee (1953)
George C. Stone Center for Children’s Books Recognition of Merit Award (1970)
Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (1984)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (1970)

Pages:
184

My Overall Rating:
3 – I mean, it’s really cute, but at this point in my life, it’s not going to be earth-shattering for me. I do look forward to the day I can read it with my daughter and see what her kid mind thinks about it.