There are some real characters in CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and all of them have positive traits we can learn from. Here are just a few…
“Well, I am pretty. There’s no denying that. Almost all spiders are rather nice looking. I’m not as flashy as some, but I’ll do.”
“A good life is much more important than having a long life. There are more important things than just thinking about yourself all the time.”
“You are my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little, we die. By helping you, perhaps I was lifting up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
NOW WRITE YOUR OWN!
Pick a character trait you like, and a favorite animal. If you need help, check out this list!)
• The Loyal Chicken
• The Fair and Just Rooster
• The Respectful Horse
Why might they need that character trait? Draw or write a paragraph or story about them!
Next, think of an animal you might like a little less, maybe even one that makes you a little nervous. What positive qualities do they have?
CHARLOTTE’S WEB is a story about an unlikely friendship between two very different, but still wonderful creatures. How could this animal you like less, befriend the animal you like a lot? What qualities do they admire in each other?
We’d love to see what you come up with! Share your story with firstname.lastname@example.org and with your permission, we’ll share it in an blog post like this one…
Written by Joseph Robinette
Adapted from the book by E.B. White
Directed by Artie Olaisen
Recommended for ages 5 and up
April 29 – May 27, 2023
The best-loved children’s story of all time and winner of The Newbery Honor! Discover the true meaning of friendship and life’s everyday miracles. Get caught in Charlotte’s web to save Wilbur, the “radiant” and “humble” pig, and make friends once again with all his loveable barnyard neighbors. One of the first books ever written for children exploring issues of mortality, CHARLOTTE’S WEB is an emotional tribute to friendship with universal themes depicting courage, compassion, and the ever-changing cycle of life.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, Illinois.
E.B. Charlotte’s Web: Full Color Edition, HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
Production photos by: Lawrence Jenkins
Additional photos via Unsplash by: Jason Sung and Krista Mangulsone