Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White


“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.  

Title:Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0544319591
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages

    Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Reviews

  • Colby Sharp
    Apr 11, 2016

    A 176 page picture book biography? Yes, please!Some Writer! is one of the best biographies, for kids, that I have ever read. This books has to be in the conversation for all the major awards: Sibert, ...

  • Hannah
    Apr 19, 2016

    "Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick and gen...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    May 04, 2016

    I love Melissa Sweet's writing, but it's the illustrations she makes to accompany her text that wows me. Sweet's technique is unique; she uses a collage of real objects. Her art almost has a 3-D effec...

  • Beth
    Jan 14, 2017

    This is delightful*: beautifully presented, with a lot of White's writing included. White's writing is so transcendent that it elevates the entire book - the biographical information is nice and all, ...

  • CLM
    Dec 18, 2016

    A delightful book! Adults will definitely enjoy it - I am curious whether the children in my family will find it as entrancing as I did. Here is a link to my review: http://perfectretort.blogspot.com/...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 21, 2016

    E ARC from Netgalley.comI have to say that this was an oddly readable book despite its length (176 pages) and subject matter (E.B. White just mainly wanted to be left alone and write). Will my student...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Nov 18, 2016

    I knew that I had to try this biography after my old kindergarten teacher recommended her most recent read. I'm very glad I did because this picture book style memoir of the author of Charlotte's Web ...

  • Pernille Ripp
    Jun 19, 2016

    Charlotte's Web was the very first read aloud novel I shared with our oldest daughter, Theadora. While I knew what was coming, I still cried right along with her when it got to that point. We still ma...

  • Amanda Rogozinski
    Jul 18, 2016

    I loved this book, and have nothing negative to say about it. The illustrations were delightful, the scrap-book of pictures/letters/original book illustrations ect. provided a ton of detail, and the n...

  • Laura Harrison
    Oct 05, 2016

    Where do I begin with Some Writer!? Every facet of Melissa Sweet's new biography is a masterpiece. The writing, the astonishingly unique and creative artwork-I could go on and on. The incredible dust ...