Fern, a farm girl, is given a pet pig, which she names Wilbur. She has many happy times with her new pet while it is being fattened for sale to the market. When Fern discovers that Wilbur will be sold for food, she is
distraught until an apparent miracle occurs. A spider, Charlotte, who has become friends with Wilbur, weaves a wonderful message in her web: “SOME PIG.” Other, similar messages appear in the spider's web, and Wilbur's owner takes him to the fair, where Wilbur wins a ribbon for the best pig shown. When they return to the farm, Charlotte announces that she is due to have babies but may not live long enough to see them, because she is very old. Soon after Wilbur takes Charlotte's egg sack home with him,
the spider dies. In the spring, the eggs hatch, and hundreds of Charlotte's babies leave the farm, to find their way in the world. Three remain behind, and the spider's children remind Wilbur of Charlotte, a friend
whose kindness and quick wit saved his life.
This report prepared by Gary L. Pullman
In this book a pig named Wilbur is born and a girl named Fern wants to keep Wibur. Her parents agree, but they say she has to care for him herself. When Wilbur is in the barn he meets a spider named Charolotte. Wilbur doesn't know this, but soon in the book Charolotte is going to save Wilbur's life!
This report prepared by Danielle Rieckhoff
In the book a girl named Fern falls in love with the runt of a pigs litter and names him Wilbur. Wilbur lives happy life as Fern's pet, but one day the rat, Templeton, tells Wilbur that one day they'll sell him. So with the help of a spider named Charlotte, the whole barnyard tries to help Wilbur stay on the farm.
This report prepared by Anne Melger