Laura's Reviews > The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic

The Story of Charlotte's Web by Michael Sims
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Oct 03, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011, nonfiction

What a wonderful book about a children's classic. The beginning is a bit slow and reads like any other biography. But when E.B. White starts writing Charlotte's Web, the story and writing really pick up. Sims has clearly done his research and any reader will be delighted to learn about White's research process. If you read or teach this book to students, I highly recommend taking a look at this book. If you are pressed for time, you can probably skip the first part of the book, especially if you already know that Andy White was very shy and married fellow New Yorker editor, Katharine.

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