Charlotte’s Web is about a young girl named Charlotte, who befriends a spider who is being persecuted by the farmer’s wife. Together they hatch a plan to save the spider’s life. The book is set in the American Midwest and is based on the real-life adventures of the author’s daughter.
In fact, the book was written in 1952 by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams. It has been adapted into films (1973), an animated television special (1973), and two musicals (1973 and 2002).
According to the story follows Charlotte’s life as she grows older and explores new areas of the countryside. She meets Wilbur, an old pig who lives on the farm, and they become great friends. When Wilbur learns that he may be slaughtered for food, he is heartbroken and depressed until Charlotte comes up with an idea to save his life.
Charlotte’s Web is a book about friendship, loyalty, and love. The character of Charlotte shows us how friendship can make all the difference in life, even if you’re not human.
In 1999, it was selected for inclusion in the National Education Association’s list of “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children,” an annual poll conducted by School Library Journal magazine. In 2003 it was ranked number two among all books for children readers ages 6–10 years old (behind only Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone).