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E. B. White - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of E. B. White and James Thurber, who co-authored the bestseller Is Sex Necessary
Photograph: E. B. White and James Thurber
E. B. White   (1899 - 1985)
 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  July 11, 1899
Mount Vernon, New York, United States
 
Died:  October 1, 1985
North Brooklin, Maine, United States
 
Related authors:
James Thurber
 
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E. B. White - LIFE STORIES
 
 
10/1/1985     E. B. White On Writing
On this day in 1985 E. B. White died at the age of eighty-six. White said near the end that, though he tried to keep writing, "I wish instead I were doing what my dog is doing at this moment, rolling in something ripe he has found on the beach in order to take on its smell. His is such an easy, simple way to increase one's stature and enlarge one's personality."
10/15/1952     E. B. White's "Hymn to the Barn"
On this day in 1952, E. B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. Among children's books, it continues to hold its place at or near the top of the 'best of' lists, though White's pre-publication fear was that his "hymn to the barn" would be too low-key for most kids. And he was sure about the film: "The story is interrupted every few minutes so that somebody can sing a jolly song. I don't care much for jolly songs. The Blue Hill Fair, which I tried to report faithfully in the book, has become a Disney world, with 76 trombones."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Charlotte's Web
children
 
Stuart Little
children
 
Stuart Little
by E. B. White, Julit Harris (Narrator), Julie Harris (Reader)
audio CD
 
The Annotated Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White, Garth Williams (Illustrator), Peter Neumeyer (Contributor)
children, biography, criticism
 
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk Jr., E. B. White, Roger Angell
non-fiction
 
Trumpet of the Swan
children
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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Teacher Resource File
Find links to a variety of resources on the internet, including biographies, lesson plans for Charlotte's Web and The Trumpet of the Swans, and bibliographies.
TeacherVision.com
Find biographical information about the author, and a letter to his readers which answers many of the frequently asked questions about his works.

"Are my stories true, you ask? No, they are imaginary tales, containing fantastic characters and events. In real life, a family doesn't have a child who looks like a mouse; in real life, a spider doesn't spin words in her web. In real life, a swan doesn't blow a trumpet. But real life is only one kind of life -- there is also the life of the imagination. And although my stories are imaginary, I like to think that there is some truth in them, too -- truth about the way people and animals feel and think and act."
The New York Times
Find articles, interviews, and reviews of Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, The Elements of Style, and Essays. An audio recording of the author reading from Charlotte's Web is also available.

"Writing to me is not an exercise in addressing readers, it is more as though I were talking to myself while shaving. My foray into the field of children's literature was an accident, and although I do not mean to suggest that I spun my two yarns in perfect innocence...."
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