Charlotte's Web (book)

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Charlotte's Web is an award-winning children's book by acclaimed American author E. B. White, about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from the slaughterhouse by an intelligent spider named Charlotte. First published in 1952, the book was illustrated by Garth Williams.


  • The song sparrow, who knows how brief and lovely life is, says, "Sweet, sweet, sweet interlude; sweet, sweet, sweet interlude."
    • Ch. 6
  • Never hurry and never worry!
    • Ch. 9
  • People believe almost anything they see in print.
    • Ch. 12
  • "Why did you do all this for me?" he asked. "I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you."
    "You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing."
    • Ch. 21
  • After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die.
    • Ch. 21
  • It was the best place to be, thought Wilbur, this warm delicious cellar, with the garrulous geese, the changing seasons, the heat of the sun, the passage of swallows, the nearness of rats, the sameness of sheep, the love of spiders, the smell of manure, and the glory of everything.
    • Ch. 22
  • None of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself. It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.
    • Ch. 22

Quotes about Charlotte's Web[edit]

  • The ending is as beautiful, bold and full of integrity as Charlotte herself.

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