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I read Charlotte's Web in fourth grade after my life (seemingly) ended. I had just finished the last book of the Little House series and wondered what would I do now. Go back to playing outside with my friends? Do my homework? I had a better idea. I walked to our classroom library bookshelves and pulled out the copy of Charlotte's Web. 

Even though I had (yes still have) a terrible, ridiculous phobia of spiders, I pushed that aside and enjoyed reading this book. I continue to hold Charlotte's Web dear to my heart.

First Line: “Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.

End Line: "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."

My favorite quote from this book is actually right before the last line: “…none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart. She was in a class by herself.”

Even though I’ve been told all my adult life that people can be replaced, I’d like to think—um no, not really.  


  1. Hi Teresa - I'm ashamed to say I've never read the book, and I don't think I've seen the film - though had the opportunity a few times. It's certainly on my radar to be viewed ...

    Charlotte sounds a great character .. and I love the last phrase "Charlotte was Both" ... cheers Hilary

  2. People nor special spiders can be replaced. I wish it were different but we keep them in our heart always.

  3. I read the book and saw the movie in 3rd grade...1973. Loved both. But I still don't like spiders.

  4. I love, love, love this book. I remember the first time I read it. After reading it, I became a vegetarian for a long time! I was 6. :)

  5. A really great book indeed. Movie was good too

  6. People can never be replaced.
    I've never read the book but I have seen the movie.

  7. Charlotte is a special kind of spider.

  8. No, people can never be replaced. Function can be replaced but never personality -- and souls are precious just because they are unique. :-)

  9. Hate, hate, hate the spiders but I do admit I love the Charlotte. I too read it in the forth grade.

    Saw your post Miss T and wanted to see if you survived the wicked storms last night. Gotta tell ya, this chick felt her toes touch the yellow brick road a couple times. Farm Boy, well he's gonna wake up in a tree one of these days!

    God bless ya doll and enjoy your Easter Weekend!!! :o)

  10. Charlotte's Web was one of my very favorite books growing up. Loved it. SOME PIG!

  11. You had to bring up the tearjerker of my childhood. Still, this is one of those emotional stories that I enjoy revisiting. :)

  12. We are never too old to read a story book! And I have personally felt, a bit of tales do help us come out of our endless mature fears :)

    Naqvee :)

  13. When I was in 4th grade our teacher read Charlotte's Web to us over a period of several days. I remember crying when she reached the end of book. She read aloud so beautifully and I was so moved.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    A Faraway View


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