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E. B. White (1899–1985)

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Born in Mount Vernon, New York, E. B. White was educated at Cornell University and served as a private in World War I. After several years as a journalist, he joined the staff of the New Yorker, then in its infancy. For 11 years he wrote most of the "Talk of the Town" columns, and it was White and toon meer James Thurber who can be credited with setting the style and attitude of the magazine. In 1938 he retired to a saltwater farm in Maine, where he wrote essays regularly for Harper's Magazine under the title "One Man's Meat." Like Thoreau, White preferred the woods; he also resembled Thoreau in his impatience and indignation. White received several prizes: in 1960, the gold medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award (he was honored along with Thornton Wilder and Edmund Wilson); and in 1978, a special Pulitzer Prize. His verse is original and witty but with serious undertones. His friend James Thurber described him as "a poet who loves to live half-hidden from the eye." Three of his books have become children's classics: Stuart Little (1945), about a mouse born into a human family, Charlotte's Web (1952), about a spider who befriends a lonely pig, and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). Among his best-known and most widely used books is The Elements of Style (1959), a guide to grammar and rhetoric based on a text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk, which White revised and expanded. White was married to Katherine Angell, the first fiction editor of the New Yorker. (Bowker Author Biography) Elwyn Brooks White was born on July 11, 1899, in Mt. Vernon, New York. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked briefly for an advertising agency and as a newspaper reporter before joining the staff of The New Yorker magazine in 1927. As a columnist for The New Yorker and a contributor to Harper's Magazine, White established a reputation as a prose stylist of exceptional elegance, clarity and wit. His interests, as reflected in his writing, were numerous and varied; his essays touched on such wide-ranging subjects as politics, farm animals, and life in New York City. White married Katharine S. Angell in 1929. They had one son, and in 1957 the family left New York for a farm in North Brookline, Maine. Writings from The New Yorker, 1927-1976 is a compilation of columns and essays produced during White's long relationship with the magazine. One Man's Meat, published in 1942, is a collection of his writings for Harper's. White adapted a short guide to English grammar and usage, The Elements of Style, from a college text written by one of his professors at Cornell, William Strunk Jr. It has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1959 and has become a cherished resource for guidance in writing. White also co-authored Is Sex Necessary? with the humorist James Thurber, a fellow staff member at The New Yorker. E.B. White died on October 1, 1985 after succumbing to Alzheimer's. His diverse legacy also includes three children's books: Stuart Little, Charlotte's Web, and The Trumpet of the Swan. In 1970 the American Library Association presented White the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in recognition of his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children." He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 and received a special Pulitzer Prize citation for his body of work in 1970. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder

Werken van E. B. White

Charlottes web (1952) 36,087 exemplaren
The Elements of Style (1959) 19,873 exemplaren
Stuart Little (1945) 14,845 exemplaren
De trompet van de zwaan (1970) 11,606 exemplaren
The Elements of Style Illustrated (2005) 1,684 exemplaren
Essays of E.B. White (1977) 1,509 exemplaren
Here is New York (1949) 1,036 exemplaren
One Man's Meat (1942) 826 exemplaren
Letters of E. B. White (1976) 488 exemplaren
Onward and Upward in the Garden (1979) — Redacteur; Introductie — 483 exemplaren
The Second Tree from the Corner (1954) 444 exemplaren
A Subtreasury of American Humor (1941) — Redacteur — 276 exemplaren
Poems and Sketches of E. B. White (1981) 274 exemplaren
The Annotated Charlotte's Web (1750) 143 exemplaren
On Democracy (2019) 83 exemplaren
Charlotte's Web / Stuart Little (1957) — Auteur — 43 exemplaren
An E. B. White Reader (1966) 27 exemplaren
Notes on Our Times (2007) 15 exemplaren
Letters and Essays of E.B. White (1979) 12 exemplaren
On Kawara (2018) 11 exemplaren
Charlotte's Web 10 exemplaren
The Moon 1968-1972 (2016) 9 exemplaren
The Door 8 exemplaren
Death of a Pig 6 exemplaren
Once More to the Lake (2011) 4 exemplaren
Every Day is Saturday (1934) 4 exemplaren
Stuart Little 3 exemplaren
Reading room 3 exemplaren
La trompeta del cigne (2016) 1 exemplaar
ORUMCEK AGI 1 exemplaar
Panza Charlottei 1 exemplaar
No Dummy 1 exemplaar
Charlotte koob võrku (2023) 1 exemplaar
Irtnog 1 exemplaar
The Hour of Letdown 1 exemplaar
The geese 1 exemplaar
Tela Di Carlotta 1 exemplaar
Qui New York 1 exemplaar
Charlottes tryllevev (2006) 1 exemplaar

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Independent Reading Level: 3rd-5th grade
Awards: Newbery Honor (1953), Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1970), National Education Association "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" (2007)
 
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simmsall | 31 andere besprekingen | Apr 19, 2024 |
A must-read book for those who aspire to be a writer.
 
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Newbery Honor, The George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Recognition of Merit Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, The Massachusetts Children's Book Award, and The Horn Book Fanfare Award.
Reading grades 3-5
 
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melindacarter | 1,021 andere besprekingen | Apr 16, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Awards: A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book (1953)
Massachusetts Children's Book Award (Nominee — 1984)
Audie Award (Finalist — Middle Grade — 2020)
Audie Award (Finalist — Audiobook of the Year — 2020)
William Allen White Children's Book Award (Nominee — 1954-1955)
Newbery Medal (Honor Book — 1953)
Nēnē Award (Nominee — 1965)
Alabama Camellia Children's Choice Book Award (Winner — 1980-1981)
IBBY Honour Book (1978)
3 Apples Book Award (Winner — Children — 2007)
Surrey Schools’ Book of the Year (Winner — 1973)
George G. Stone Center for Children’s Books Recognition of Merit Award (1970)
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Werken
96
Ook door
72
Leden
93,716
Populariteit
#99
Waardering
4.1
Besprekingen
1,594
ISBNs
663
Talen
22
Favoriet
91

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