Throwback Thursday: Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan

Thursday, January 20, 2011



Throwback Thursday – this is an event hosted by me! It used to take place weekly, but is now once a month on this blog. It is the time to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog! Also feel free to do this on as many Thursdays as you like. =)

This month's throwback is actually three books all by author, E.B. White:

Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan





When I was little, I had a box set of these three books (these exact covers). I wasn't ever as huge a fan of Charlotte's Web as some people are, but it's a children's classic and I did like it. I remember I loved Stuart Little because I loved the idea of a little tiny mouse living like a human. Unfortunately, my copy of this book succumbed to the forces of nature... I left it out on the swing set one day and it poured rain all over the book. I was so sad, but I never told anyone because I was afraid I'd get in trouble. (Maybe I should finally admit this to my parents, LOL). And I never actually did read The Trumpet of the Swan. The pages in the copy I had were all out of order and were bound that way!

I'm not sure whatever did happen to my good copy of Charlotte's Web. But, no worries. On my first trip to the Strand in NYC, I bought a copy that has all three of these books in one. One day I'll get to it. =)

8 comments:

Zibilee said...

I have never read Trumpet of the Swan either, and you know, I think I also had a boxed set like this one. I don't know what in the world happened to it, but I wish I did!

Indigo said...

I remember reading these, along with - Frog and Toad are friends, and Shel Silverstein's - The Giving Tree.

Thanks for the reminders! (Hugs)Indigo

Melissa M said...

I love these books! Charlotte's web was the only one I remember re-reading. I don't know what happended to my copies either, so I bought a new boxed set a few years back.

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I have not read any of these but I know the first two have been made into movies,one of which I have watched, Stuart Little.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I've only read Charlotte's Web I think. I enjoyed it. It brings back some nice childhood reading memoires!

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

Confession: I'm not a big fan of E.B. White. Or at least I wasn't as a child. I'm still not much for animal stories, but I do appreciate classics more than I used to. I had completely forgotten about Trumpet of the Swan. Those covers do make me nostalgic!

Aidan Donnelley Rowley said...

Three of my favorite books of all time. I loved Charlotte's Web so much that it featured prominently in my first novel. Thanks for making me remember :)

Stephanie said...

I loved, LOVED these books. Trumpet of the Swan wa smy favorite.

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