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Crookston Public Library CD TALKING BOOK J WHI (Text) 33500013158704 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library 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."

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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