Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Another Trip Down Memory Lane
THE STORY OF CHARLOTTE'S WEB: E.B. WHITE'S ECCENTRIC LIFE IN NATURE AND THE BIRTH OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC
Written by Michael Sims
2011, 307 Pages
Genre: biography, author, writing, history, books
This is a biography of how E.B. White came to write Charlotte's Web and become a great writer of children's fiction. Sims starts this book with a brief biography of White - he was the youngest of the White children and due to being a late in life child he spent some time on his own. He loved nature, animals and being outdoor even though he had allergies to all three. He began writing at a young age and even being published in children's magazine he read. After college he finds himself at the New Yorker and starts to write essays. Many of his essays, poetry and prose were about nature and animals. One day he can't stop thinking about a mouse and his adventures...his name is Stuart...and he's not a mouse but a child that was very small and looked like a mouse. His first novel, Stuart Little, does well but White waits awhile to work on his final manuscript for Charlotte's Web.
I highly recommend this book to fans of Charlotte's Web, E.B. White, writers and a small history of the New Yorker.
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