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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.

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