|The first web was spotted along the fence at the high school.|
|His manuscript was partially typed and partially handwritten.|
|He studied spiders intently and sketched it on his first page. He wanted Charlotte to be just right. We'll be studying Garth Williams as our artist of the month in April and it turns out that EB White hand picked Mr. Williams for the job.|
One of the highlights for us was going to the library to see the display of EB White's work. White was a 1921 graduate of Cornell University and the original manuscripts are held in the archives on campus. These pictures show copies of the original which were on display. It was really something to see his penmanship and then all the work he did on his drafts. There for us to see were a bunch of drafts of the first chapter and how he got from "there was a pig born in a barn" to "Hey Pa, where are you going with that ax?" Such great stuff!
|We found Humble at the county library.|
The month culminated with a stage production of Charlotte's Web at a historic theater. We were able to get free tickets for the family and enjoyed a lovely little show on Sunday afternoon. E13 is on our local 4H Fair Board and he was helping to hand out flyers about this summer's county fair. "Excuse me, did you know Fern was a 4Her showing Wilbur off at the fair? I'm a 4Her too and we'd love to see you at the Fair. If you hold on to this coupon, you can play a free game!" The county 4H program had a cute display on pigs. Of course.