E.B. White is one of the prolific children’s book author who had successfully created a masterpiece that will go through time. Some of his popular works include Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little.
Birth Date: July 11, 1899
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Education: Cornell University
Spouse: Katharine Sergeant Angell White
- Elwyn released Defense of the Bronx River article in 1925 in the New Yorker magazine which was his first section of this magazine. He was then made and started as a contributing editor in 1927, an organization which lasted until he died in 1985.
- White was given a position to teach at the University of Minnesota but refused since his dream was to become an author.
- He got hired in the American Legion News Service and United Press International between 1921-1922 and continued to become a columnist for the Seattle Times between the year 1922 to 1923. He then discovered that he was ill-fitted for journalism, and their head editor had already come up with same judgment, so they agreed to part ways.
- White is a son of a piano craftsman who was adequately well off, but neither rich. He studied in Cornell and graduated in 1921.
Notable Characters Created
Occupation: Student, Soccer player
Likes: Having friends, Being adopted by the Littles, Playing, Reading, Having fun, Making tons of friends, Helping others, School
Dislikes: When someone’s hurt or in trouble, Smokey, Falcon, The Beast
Stuart was born to the Littles, and the family adapted to having such a small son. He could walk as soon as he was born, and he could climb lamps by shinnying the cord at one week old. The family was then concerned about mouse references in literature, such as ripping out the Three Blind Mice page in their nursery rhymes book, and changing the word mouse to louse in The Night Before Christmas.
He is a friendly, innocent, shy, quiet, outgoing, well-mannered, brave, fun-loving, energetic, playful little mouse who is not afraid to be himself and can try big things (which he’s never too little for), despite his small size, which proves how courageous he is. He also cares deeply for his friends and family and would go to great lengths to save the day even if he put his life on the line.
Characteristics: sophisticated, Loyal, Disciplined
Charlottes role through the each adaptation is pretty much the same with very minor differences.
Wilbur is sold to Fern’s uncle, Homer Zuckerman, in whose barnyard he has left yearning for companionship but is snubbed by other barn animals. Charlotte who had been watching the lonely pig from her on a web overlooking Wilbur’s enclosure, reveals herself to the pig, and the two become the most unusual (if not unlikely) type of friends. Upon hearing of his fate of being slaughtered, Wilbur panics until Charlotte calms him promising that she’ll do whatever it takes to save Wilbur’s life. She writes the inscription “some pig” which brings a crowd of people to take photos of Wilbur. But as soon as the crowd subsides, the Zuckermans still consider on slaughtering Wilbur.