Friday, June 26, 2009

#30 Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

Homer Zuckerman had a farm: e-i-e-i-o.  

And on that farm he had a spider: e-i-e-i-o.

Most of us have either read the book or have seen the movie.  We know the story of how Charlotte, a witty and charismatic spider, saves Wilbur, a sweet and earnest pig, from being killed by weaving messages like “Some Pig” and “Terrific” into her web.  Zuckerman thinks Wilbur is no ordinary pig. Says Mrs. Zuckerman: “I think you’re a little off.  Seems to me we have no ordinary spider!” One can learn much from Charlotte and her web which, like the lives in this book, is intricate, fleeting and full of sticky situations. 

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