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E.B. White Treasury - Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, & The Trumpet of the Swan
EB White Treasury - Stuart Little Charlotte's Web The Trumpet of the Swan Author:E.B. White Born in 1899, E.B. White was a writer of carefully crafted prose & poetry. In addition to the classic language handbook, The Elements of Style, which he co-authored with William Strunk, White is best remembered - indeed, revered - as the author of three classics of children's literature. Here, for the first time ever, these three novels are pr... more »esented in a single volume.
Stuart Little is the tale of a young mouse, scion of the Federick C. Little family of New York City. Although only two inches tall, Stuart has the indomitable spirit of a giant. Searching for his dearest friend, a lovely little bird named Margalo, he sets out on a great adventure that is by turns funny, tender, and exciting.
In White's beloved novel, Charlotte's Web, the ingenious gray spider, Charlotte A Cavatica, through means both clever and logical, saves the life of Wilbur the pig - very much to the delight of Fern, the little farm girl who loves him. Of the spider, Wilbur muses, "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."
In The Trumpet of the Swan, Louis is a Trumpeter Swan who was born without a voice. So the devoted Sam Beaver, a boy who loves all things wild, takes Louis to school, where they both learn to read and write. And Louis's father steals a trumpet so his son can woo the beautiful swan Serena. Louis "repays" his father and Sam, showing single-minded devotion during an odyssey of self-discovery.
In these timeless books, stories to be read, reread, and read aloud, E.B. White revisits the enduring themes of loyalty, adventure, and friendship. Though he died in 1985, his writing continues to be appreciated by readers of all ages.« less