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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers:
Children's Classics


Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Published by The Penguin Group
ISBN 0-14-036449-8

The story of Wilbur the pig and his good friend Charlotte the grey spider is set in America. When Wilbur is born, he is the runt of the litter and eight-year-old Fern Arable saves him from death. She cares for him until he is two months old and then he goes to her uncle’s farm. At the farm Wilbur meets his best and only friend Charlotte, and she devises a clever plan to save him from slaughter.

This is a powerful story of love and enduring friendship and is a treasured classic. The book is complemented by the lovely illustrations of Garth Williams. Charlotte’s Web was first published in 1952 and is a timeless story that will be enjoyed by children for many years to come.

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