Search Results: "E.B. White"


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E.B. WHITE by Janice Tingum
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The book survives this flaw, however, perhaps because Tingum keeps analysis to a minimum; White's life unfolds not according to any premise that she must prove, but simply as he lived it. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10+)"
A modest biography of a modest writer, with black-and-white photographs on every other page. Read full book review >

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E.B. WHITE by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 30, 1992

"B&w photos and index not seen. (Biography. 9-13)"
An adequate survey of the life of ``the shy young man, the lonely college student, the fearful public speaker, the insecure writer'' whose oeuvre included The New Yorker's ``Talk of the Town'' and the delectably funny tag lines after its newsbreaks, several volumes of wise and witty essays, expertly cadenced verse, and The Elements of Style (bible of all true writers), as well as his beloved children's classics. Read full book review >

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TO THE POINT: A Story About E.B. White by David R. Collins
Released: March 29, 1989

A biography of White written for children just old enough to read Charlotte's Web should be welcome. Read full book review >

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SOME PIG! by E.B. White
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"No substitute for the full story, but a worthy stand-in for fledgling readers not yet up to tackling the original on their own. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Kneen contributes a set of serene, soft-toned scenes to the complete, unaltered second chapter of Charlotte's Web, in which Wilbur (who positively radiates with personality in the pictures) gets plenty of TLC from Fern, and is finally sold to the Zuckermans. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E.B. White
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1970

"However, when Louis raises his trumpet—to serenade the skeptical hotel clerk, for instance—or Mr. White pinions human foibles—'Kookooskoos' because 'a boy's camp should have a peculiar name'—reservations have a way of evaporating."
A swan with a speech defect. . . ? Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB by E.B. White
Released: Oct. 15, 1952

"The three way chats, in which they are joined by other animals, about web spinning, themselves, other humans—are as often informative as amusing, and the whole tenor of appealing wit and pathos will make fine entertainment for reading aloud, too."
A successful juvenile by the beloved New Yorker writer portrays a farm episode with an imaginative twist that makes a poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1972

"Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ('disinterested' means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — 'A bankrupt expression') a unique guide (which means 'without like or equal')."
Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings. Read full book review >

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WHITE by Christopher Whitcomb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Whitcomb adeptly keeps many balls in the air in this artful shell game of suspense."
A restless thriller from Whitcomb, returning with many in the appealing cast from his debut, Black (2004). Read full book review >

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A BOY, A MOUSE, AND A SPIDER by Barbara Herkert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"A stunner—radiant even. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
The story of how E.B. White came to write two of his three classic children's books. Read full book review >

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SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >