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Jul 01, 2020Bookworm1136 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
4 1/2-5 stars. This was my very favourite book of childhood and I read it again and again. I recently treated myself to a new copy and settled in to read it as an older adult and found it a lovely read with a lot of insight into how to get along in the world. Wilbur is a pig, adopted by Fern, who soon discovers what his destiny in life is and is horrified. His friend Charlotte the spider helps him avoid his inevitable demise by spinning webs with words like "some pig", "terrific" and the farmer notices and the people in the area notice and Wilbur becomes quite famous. It's also about Fern, a little girl who loves animals and who hears what they say to her. I thought this was a lovely book and it still has a place in my heart.