Book Reviews of Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
ISBN-13: 9780590302715
ISBN-10: 059030271X
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 184
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 259 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 10
I read this with my 6 year old daughter. Our favorite part is when Charlotte wants Wilber (the pig) to run around to see if he looks "radient". After several silly instructions, she tells him to do a half-twist with a back flip - which he did. My daughter still laughs about that! A very sweet book to read with your children.
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Helpful Score: 4
Wilbur was lovingly raised by a girl named Fern. But now he's a barn pig. He's bored and lonely until he meets Charlotte, a beautiful grey spider who also lives in the barn. Charlotte thinks of a wonderful way to save Wilbur from a pig's unhappy fate. Her clever plan will delight you, in this famous story...
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Helpful Score: 4
A realy good book about a little pig who doesn't want to be turned into bacon or ham,so his spider friend,Charlotte,tries to save him.
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Helpful Score: 4
An excellent book for all ages..and also for an adult. You can alway reread something you read as a younger person. A classic book!
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Helpful Score: 4
Great childrens book. A good read aloud for the classroom, goodnight story or a first chapter book for a 3rd or 4th grader.

Nothing like the movie.
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Helpful Score: 3
A true classic- every child should read this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A classic! Excellent book to have on hand for children and grandchildren!
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Helpful Score: 2
An incredible classic story about love, friendship and life, a truly great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
What can I say; just one of the best books ever written for any age! I have read it over a dozen times to children and education majors. he only problem is that "EVERYONE" reads it to their class starting with 1st or 2nd grade; upside is that it is meaningfull and can be understood at many levels
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Helpful Score: 2
The classic story of the pig and spider who become friends
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a beloved classic...all of my children loved this story.
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Helpful Score: 2
A well loved favorite for children.
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Helpful Score: 2
Every parent should share this fun, classic story with their kids. Our kids enjoyed the story and the movie.
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Helpful Score: 2
Lovely story for children.
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Helpful Score: 2
really great book for all ages
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent writing and captivating story. Great read-aloud.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent children's classsic! A must for every library!
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Helpful Score: 1
Really a classic. Loved it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it! I read this story to my 6 year old and 4 year old. It only partially held the 4 year old's attention, but my 6 year old was hanging on every page. It's a beautiful story of life and friendship.
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Helpful Score: 1
A timeless classic about friendship. A must read for any child.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful children's book!!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the best children's books ever written
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I enjoyed Charlotte's Web the second time around with my children.
What else can you say about this classic!
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Helpful Score: 1
This classic always delights the kids (oh, okay, and the adults, too!).
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This is a magical book. I love the impossibility inherent in fantasy when well crafted. This book eloquently captures that notion. Written deftly, EB White's classic embodies the deep love within our hearts for all of life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Nothing beats the classics.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a beautiful edition of a loved childhood classic. I have been enjoying sharing this book with my toddler every night before bed. What a lovely addition to our book collection. You have to see this book to fully grasp just how lovely it is!
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All time Childhood Favorite. All kids should read this and if there are any adults out there that haven't. By all means step back to childhood and let in some sunshine.
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One of those fun, old classics!! My little ones are only 4 & 6, but they already love this story.
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I love re-discovering the story of Wilbur the Pig and his loyal friend Charlotte the Spider. I read it in an entirely different context now that I am adult. I encourage those of you who experienced this book as a childhood favorite to pick it up again and view it through adult eyes...some very good lessons on individualism, loyalty, trust, etc. will emerge.
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Ahhh, Charlotte's web. A classic, right? I think that there are few people who haven't heard of Charlotte's Web, but just in case you haven't, I'll post an overview:

"Wilbur was lovingly raised by a girl named Fern. But now he's a barn pig. He's bored and lonely- until he meets Charlotte, the beautiful grey spider who also lives in the barn. Charlotte thinks of a wonderful way to save Wilbur from a pig's unhappy fate. Her clever plan will devlight you, in this famous story"

It's not a classic for nothing, folks! This story left me all warm and fuzzy on the inside, and I bet it will for you too ^_^
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This is a childhood favorite of mine that I've given to my 8 year old niece, who is really enjoying it. She loves PaperBack Swap and may repost the book when she's done to get another book.
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An unlikely friendship between a pig and a spider, this classic children's story is beautifully illustrated by Garth Williams, of Little House on the Prairie fame. There is beautiful, large text, and the oversized book appeals to little ones. This is to enjoy again and again!
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wonderfullly imagiative book based around a farm and a little girl who tends to be a loner. Makes spiders not seem so scary!
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This is a wonderful book for children. I read it to my son as a bed time story, and he really enjoyed it.
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A delightful book for children as well as adults.
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This is a great story and a good kids book. It's a Newbery honor award winner.
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great childrens story of friendship and love
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Get this book now for a child in your neighborhood! Read it to your grandkids! Introduce your niece or nephew to the wonder and awe of books! This is a fantastic book to start out tomorrow's writers!
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Come on! This is a children's classic and I have read it countless numbers of times. Who wouldn't love a talking pig and spider? Incredibly wonderful book for children.
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Excellent children's book. This will make a great addition to any kids' bookshelf!
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The Book was very good. All the Farm anamles trying to save a pig. I liked it and I hope my children well.
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Very good book =)
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Yes, I actually cried when Charlotte died.
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Absolutely loved this book.
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A classic that will be around for years. It will also be one of the favorites used in the classroom.
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This is a great book for all kinds of readers! It helps show kids that you can do anything as long as you set your mind to it. It shows adults that your friends can take you a long way. It also shows how much a child can truly love their pet.
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I had to read this book for a Children's Literature class. It's not one that I would have chosen on my own. I've heard of the movie, but as a child, I have no memory of ever reading the book.

It's definitely a very creative storyline.

Noteworthy excerpt:
"...He planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive..."

This was noteworthy to me because his very life had been threatened. They wanted to kill him because they didn't think his life would amount to much. Anytime we come up against an enemy that wants to silence/kill us, we should be thankful for life. We out to reflect on how easily life is taken every day, but how God has given us another day. If you're reading this, then it is obvious that your family did not have to plan your funeral today. We rejoice that God saw fit to awaken us and has granted us yet another chance to be in the land of the living.
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A wonderful classic! Easy reading for the intermediate reader! Nice pencil illustrations begin each chapter.
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A very touching story I always loved this since childhood.
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A magical book.
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Wonderful story of a little girl and her pet pig. Both grow up while learning a few bittersweet lessons about life and death.
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very interesting book sappy story but one you can wrap your arms around
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
This is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur - and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of their own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to be quite a pig.
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THIS IS A CLASSIC STORY FOR KIDS,GROWN-UPS TOO,I LOVE IT,LETS KEEP READING!!!!!!
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Excellent classic. A good book to read aloud.
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"What the book is about is friendship on earth, affection and protection, adventure and miracle, life and death, trust and treachery, pleasure and pain, and the passing of time. As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done."--Eudora Welty-New York Times Book Review
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Classic...enough said.
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A children's classic.
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Great Classic!
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Absolutely amazing novel!!!
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Charlotte's Web is a great read. It's also a movie now.
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SOFT COVER
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Sonlight
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Love both the movie and the book,a classic!
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Classic what more can you say
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I am glad Wilbur didn't die:) -Jennifer, age 10
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I LOVED THIS BOOK.I ALSO LIKED THE MOVIE ERIN
LENOX
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Wonderful book for children of all ages. Book is in excellent condition.
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This is the full paperback/ 22 chapter version of Charlotte's Web, published by Puffin/Modern/Classics. First published by Hamish Hamilton 1952, published in Puffin Books 1963, and again in 1993. Illustrations (black and white) by Garth Williams. The cover is in color; the front cover the same as any, with a puffin symbol.