This is the story of a kindhearted girl named Fern who saves the life of a very small and lucky pig named Wilbur. It is also the story of Charlotte A. Cavatica, the beautiful resourceful gray spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn, and who becomes his best friend. Surround by his barnyard pals and cheered by Fern's visit, Wilbur enjoys each new day--until the old sheep tells him what farmers do to pigs at Christmas. Suddenly, Wilbur is terrible afraid, but faither Charlotte promises to spin a clever plan to save her humble friend. 3 Cds, 3 hours, 30 minutes. Performed by the author. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. A 1953 Newbery Honor book.