While composing what would become his most enduring and popular book, E. B. White obeyed that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats-White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours as a child and adult.
In this delightful new biography of E.B. White, Sims finds the germ of White’s beloved CHARLOTTE’S WEB in his personal life; his career at the New Yorker; and essays, journals, and letters. Readers will not only find Sims’ portrayal of White interesting but also his book offers an informative trip through the first half of 20th century rural and urban life in America. This is a lovely book. Recommended by Kelly.
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Published: Walker & Company - May 22nd, 2012