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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Enchanting illustrated bio of "Charlotte's Web" author.

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The life of E.B. White, creator of Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and Stuart Little the mouse, comes alive in this colorful, captivating, and utterly delightful biography. The engaging and accessible text is lifted to the next level and beyond by Melissa Sweet's design, which resembles a scrapbook and incorporates archival photographs, original watercolors and collages, clippings, and diary and manuscript pages. Some Writer! is meant to be seen as well as read, so while some references (for example, to the New Yorker and why it was exciting that White shared an office with James Thurber) will resonate only with older readers, the book's visuals will allow even the youngest readers to immerse themselves in White's extraordinary life.

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