You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe



At 60, ‘Charlotte’s Web’ still has much to teach

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.”

Innumerable young (and not-so-young) readers will instantly recognize that testimonial as the closing line of E.B. White’s beloved “Charlotte’s Web,” which was published 60 years ago last week and went on to become one of the bestselling children’s books of all time.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week