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The Resource The story of Charlotte's Web : E. B. White's eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic, Michael Sims

The story of Charlotte's Web : E. B. White's eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic, Michael Sims

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The story of Charlotte's Web : E. B. White's eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic
Title
The story of Charlotte's Web
Title remainder
E. B. White's eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic
Statement of responsibility
Michael Sims
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As he was composing what was to become his most enduring book, E. B. White was obeying the maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats--White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours. Painfully shy his entire life, "this boy," White once wrote of himself, "felt for animals a kinship he never felt for people." It is all the more impressive, therefore, how many people have felt a kinship with E. B. White. In this book the author shows how White solved what critic Clifton Fadiman once called "the standing problem of the juvenile fantasy writer: how to find, not another Alice, but another rabbit hole" by mining the raw ore of his childhood friendship with animals, translating his own passions and contradictions, delights and fears, into an all time classic.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sims, Michael
Dewey number
  • 818/.5209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White, E. B.
  • Authors, American
  • Children's stories
Label
The story of Charlotte's Web : E. B. White's eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic, Michael Sims
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. [251]-296) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 307 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802777546
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn676728647
  • 426818
  • (OCoLC)676728647
Label
The story of Charlotte's Web : E. B. White's eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic, Michael Sims
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (p. [251]-296) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 307 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802777546
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn676728647
  • 426818
  • (OCoLC)676728647

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