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The Story of E. B. White


Henry Holt and Co.
Available: 10/24/17
10.27 x 10.17 · 40 pages
Ages 5-9 years
CDN $26.99 · cl

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Barbara Herkert

illustrated by 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.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Barbara Herkert is the author of Mary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist Painter . She has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University, and lives in Oregon.

Lauren Castillo is the author-illustrator of many books for young children, including the Caldecott Honor-winning Nana in the City, Melvin and the Boy and The Reader, written by Amy Hest. She currently lives in Pennsylvania. laurencastillo.com