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Charlotte's Web, stuart little, and The Trumpet of the Swan have captured the hearts of millions of readers. For the first time, they are all together in one volume.
Charlotte's Web tells the story of a young girl named Fern who loves a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte, a beautiful grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn. Their story of friendship and truth is heartwarming and timeless.
In stuart little, the hero is a mouse who lives happily with the Frederick C. Little family. When he sets out to seek his beloved friend, Margalo—a tiny, delightful bird—he embarks on a courageous adventure that brings out his indomitable spirit.
In The Trumpet of the Swan, Louis is a trumpeter swan who comes into the world lacking a voice. When he falls in love with a lovely swan named Serena, his father steals a trumpet so his son will be able to woo her. Louis's travels help him to find the voice that has always been in his heart.
These exquisitely written stories, filled with humor and beauty, will continue to captivate children of all ages for years to come.
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."