Wilbur the pig is the runt of his litter, and after Fern Arable saves him from being slaughtered he is sold to her uncle who keeps Wilbur in his barn. When it seems that Wilbur may once again be facing death, his new friend Charlotte the spider decides to help him by writing messages in her web to persuade the farmer to let him live.
I am not the target audience for this book but as I’d never read it as a child I decided to give it a try. It is a very sweet story about friendship and I enjoyed the characterisations. I would recommend this as a book for young children, but be warned that there are some sad moments.