Monday, July 2, 2012

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Charlotte's Web

Wow, I can't believe June is already over!  I'm back from my blogging break and have many fun books to share with you in the upcoming weeks. Today I'm featuring a classic that is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. I recently re-read the anniversary edition featuring a foreword by Kate DiCamillo.

by: E.B. White
original copyright 1952

This book that will never be outdated shows how strong the ties of friendship can be; whether human or animal. The world that E.B. White creates - where if you listen closely animals CAN talk - is perfectly believable, yet also magical. I love the way the details are woven into the story, the language and wording is amazingly simple and complex at the same time.

As I work to complete my own middle grade novel, re-reading this classic showed me so much about language and how to bring it to life for children.

For a detailed description of the book and other fun information, check out the Charlotte's Web Facebook page.

I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!  I will be back on Friday with a new favorite picture book author I just discovered. Next Monday I'm excited to preview and host a giveaway of the new middle grade novel Tracing Stars by Erin E. Moulton.

For other Marvelous Middle Grade Monday posts, check out my favorite links to the right.