A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider--The Story of E. B. White

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider--The Story of E. B. White

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Overview

A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo.

When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world.

Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web are beloved classics of children’s literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627792455
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 825,863
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Barbara Herkert is the author of Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter. She has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University, and lives in Oregon.

Lauren Castillo is the author-illustrator of many books for young children, including the Caldecott Honor–winning Nana in the City, Melvin and the Boy and The Reader, written by Amy Hest. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.

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