By E.B. White
Paint Picture and Story designed by: Kevin Stone
begins when a little pig is born to the Arables on their farm. This pig
is so little that he is known as the "runt of the litter" and Little
Avery Arable said that he looked like a "little white rat". Little Fern
Arable loved animals and couldn't bear for her father to give him away.
She took him inside and began to feed the baby pig out of little
bottles like she would with a real baby!! She decided to name him
and grew and when he was about two months old Fern's father thought it
was too expensive to keep feeding him, so he sold Wilbur to the
Zuckermans for $6.00. Fern and Wilbur were both real upset but
the Zuckermans lived closeby so she and Wilbur were still able to
see each other often. Fern would go down to the Zuckermans and just sit
and talk to Wilbur. Wilbur was a very special pig, he could
Wilbur had trouble making friends with the geese and sheep and horses.
He was very lonely, especially on days that Fern did not visit.
He finally made a best friend, though, a beautiful, clever spider named
Charlotte!! Wilbur found out that Mr. Zuckerman was planning on eating
him for Christmas Day, that's just what happens to pigs!
Charlotte spent all of her energy figuring out a way to save
Wilbur's life and she finally did it!! How did she do this?
I won't tell because I want you to read it yourself when you are
a little older, and I don't want to spoil your fun!!