Born the runt of the litter, Wilbur the pig was unlikely to live long, but the farmer's daughter Fern befriends him and begs her father to spare his life. Then the compassionate spider Charlotte comes up with a clever plan to show the world that Wilbur is a very special pig, an act that will bring the entire barnyard together in friendship. E.B. White's tender Newbery Honor Book for readers 9 to 12 is as charming as ever, and it appears here with the endearing illustrations by Garth Williams.
Author: E.B. White. Garth Williams, illus.