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Crookston Public Library CD TALKING BOOK J WHI (Text) 33500013158704 Main On holds shelf -
Hendrum LINK Site CD TALKING BOOK J WHI (Text) 33500013158712 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984843258
  • ISBN: 1984843257
  • Physical Description: 4 audio discs (4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Listening Library, an imprint of the Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
"With an appreciation written and read by Melissa Sweet."
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Meryl Streep and a full cast.
Voices: January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews.
Summary, etc.:
Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved book by E.B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E.B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    *Starred Review* This marks the first recording of Charlotte's Web since E. B. White narrated it himself nearly fifty years ago; thus, it is only appropriate that an actress as renowned as Meryl Streep should lead such a venture. Streep is, as ever, versatile and emphatic as she narrates the classic story of Wilbur the pig and his friendship with Charlotte the spider. White's playful prose is often rhythmic, and Streep drags out some words and clips others in order to match the action of the moment, which is especially evidenced during Fern's exhilarating experience on the rope swing. Streep's captivating performance, however, does not eclipse the talents of her castmates, whose voices are as varied as the farm animals. Kirby Heyborne uses a boyish inflection to embody Wilbur's joys and fears. January LaVoy, meanwhile, portrays a wise, open-minded, singsong Charlotte, and MacLeod Andrews as Templeton sounds, well, as sneaky and rat-like as one would hope! Children and adults alike will giggle at the geese's stutters and the sheep's prolonged vowels, which capture the energy that made readers fall in love with the story in the first place. A top-notch recording of a beloved book and a must for all audio collections. Grades 3-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

Mr. White's essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, and some of his other books are: One Man's Meat, The Second Tree from the Corner, Letters of E. B. White, Essays of E. B. White, and Poems and Sketches of E. B. White. He won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."

During his lifetime, many young readers asked Mr. White if his stories were true. In a letter written to be sent to his fans, he answered, "No, they are imaginary tales . . . But real life is only one kind of life--there is also the life of the imagination."

For 45 years, Meryl Streep continues to bring a varied and vivid array of characters to life in a career that has cut its own unique path from the theater through film and television. Educated in the New Jersey public school system through high school, Ms. Streep graduated cum laude from Vassar College and received her MFA with Honors from Yale University. Within three years of graduation, she made her Broadway debut, won an Emmy for Holocaust, and received her first Oscar nomination for The Deerhunter. She has won three Academy Awards, and in 2018, in a record that is unsurpassed, she earned a 21st nomination for her role as Katharine Graham in The Post. Her recent and upcoming projects include HBO's second season of Big Little Lies, Steven Soderbergh's subversive romp about offshore investment, The Laundromat, for Netflix, and Greta Gerwig's Little Women.

She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and has been accorded a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute, the same honor in 2008 from the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the 2010 National Medal of Arts from President Obama. In 2011, Ms. Streep received a Kennedy Center Honor and in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She holds honorary degrees from 10 colleges and universities. Her husband, artist Don Gummer, and she are the parents of a son and three daughters.

Subject: Farm life > Juvenile fiction.
Spiders > Juvenile fiction.
Swine > Juvenile fiction.
Pets > Juvenile fiction.
Farm life > Fiction.
Spiders > Fiction.
Pigs > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals.
Farm life.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Children's audiobooks.
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Fantasy fiction.
Children's audiobooks.

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