Some Writer!

Some Writer!

The Story of E. B. White

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"SOME PIG," Charlotte the spider's praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White's Charlotte's Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780544319592
0544319591
Characteristics: 161 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: White, Martha 1954 December 18-
Alternative Title: Story of E. B. White

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martins_mom Mar 04, 2017

Charming biography, written for young people but to be enjoyed by everyone. Filled with photos, quotations, facsimile pages of White's manuscripts, and the author's wonderful original illustrations. I had not remembered (if I knew in the first place) that White was 46 when he published his first children's story.

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darladoodles
Feb 27, 2017

This is Some Biography! The chapters tell the story of E.B. White while collage illustrations show us photos, mementos and excerpts from his writing in his own hand.

White truly was a gifted writer and it is no wonder that his book "Charlotte's Web" is considered by some to be the best children's book ever written.

Although this book is in the juvenile section of the library, adults should not hesitate to pick it up and read this wonderful book.

mandaladreamer Jan 10, 2017

Fascinating story about E.B.White's life as a writer before becoming known as a writer for children. Lovely collaged illustrations combining photos and drawings. I don't think it belongs in the E BIO section, though, it's a book for the J BIO category. I highly recommend it for adults and for kids who have read his books.

Gabi_Dubh Jan 02, 2017

A beautifully crafted book written with the clarity and style that White advocated. A window into the creative and personal life of a beloved children's author.

CMlibrary_tsavago Dec 13, 2016

What a fabulous book! I could not put it down. Sweet does an excellent job researching E.B. White's life, her writing put me in Maine right beside him. An excellent biography for children filled with wonderful illustrations. He was truly a humble man.

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marthabwaters
Nov 17, 2016

I really, really liked this biography of E.B. White -- it's very well-researched, and Sweet strikes the appropriate note (for a book aimed at kids) at hitting the important notes of White's life without getting too bogged down in details. Bonus points for explaining The Elements of Style in a way this is more or less kid-friendly, too! The best part of this book is the artwork -- it's beautifully illustrated and she has worked in a lot of White's own words to go alongside her telling of his life in a way that I think works really well. If your kid is looking for an excellent non-fiction read, look no further.

Ah! This book is FANTASTIC! I loved every second of it. Take one remarkable man (E.B. White), plus equal parts extensive research and fabulous illustrations by the author/illustrator Melissa Sweet, and get one memorable biography. I loved learning the stories behind E.B. White's treasured children's classics (Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, & The Trumpet of the Swan), and learning about the inspirations from his personal life that lead to his successful career. A must read!

AL_SUSAN Oct 20, 2016

A stunning biography of one of America's favorite children's authors. It is filled with images and tidbits of E.B. White's upbringing and his journey as an author. This is a treasure that you shouldn't miss. It includes a timeline and bibliography, making it perfect for school projects, too.

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CMlibrary_tsavago Dec 13, 2016

"I go by my instinct. I write largely for myself and am content to believe what is good enough for me is good enough for a youngster...."
E.B. White

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