Saturday, April 03, 2004
In children's literature, spiders have a history as heroes. Eric Carle's Very Busy Spider and David Kirk's Miss Spider's Tea Party are both modern classics of arachnophilia. The spider who won our hearts first, 52 years ago, is Charlotte, the heroine of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. The novelist Susan Minot was among the first generation of Charlotte's Web readers. She reads a passage and explains why she still loves the book. Produced by Leital Molad.