Book of the Week: A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider by Barbara Herkert, illustrated by Lauren Castillo

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A picture book biography about E.B. White (author of Charlotte’s WebStuart Little, and Trumpet of the Swan), from his sickly childhood to his adult days spent at a typewriter, writing some of the world’s best books for children.

The text of this book reads like a poem, and the illustrations are equally lovely. It’s one of my very favorite picture book biographies!

Recommended for:

All ages, especially 4-8

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E. B. White

FROM THE PUBLISHER:

 A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo.When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him.

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**Description from Amazon: A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo.

When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world.

Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web are beloved classics of children’s literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time.

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Series: Picture Book Biographies, 20th Century
Tag: Episode 122
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Year: 2017
ASIN: 1627792457
ISBN: 1627792457
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