Bunnybean’s #CBR4 Review #12: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Right now, I’m on spring break from school and have been able to catch up on my reading and reviewing!

I read Charlotte’s Web, the story of Wilbur the pig and his friend Charlotte the spider.

Wilbur is a runt pig who lives on a farm, and is saved from being killed by Fern, the hog farmer’s daughter.  Fern told her dad that it wasn’t fair to kill the baby pig just because he was smaller than the other pigs.  Fern named the pig Wilbur and she took care of him.

Wilbur grew up and when it was almost time for him to be killed for bacon and pork, he was saved by another friend.  Charlotte the spider, who lived in the barn, spun webs that made words that described Wilbur…”Some Pig” and “Terrific”.  Wilbur becomes famous, and people come to the farm from all around to see him.

Farmer Zuckerman decides to bring Wilbur to the county fair so more people can see how special he is.  “Zuckerman’s Famous Pig” wins a medal at the fair and is now safe from being eaten.

The end is sad, because Charlotte, who has been like a mother to Wilbur, has spider babies, and then she dies.  Wilbur is lonely without Charlotte, but then realizes that her babies can be his friends, too.


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