Charlotte's Web is a children's novel by American author E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams; it was published in October 15, 1952, by Harper & Brothers.
The novel tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. Young Fern saves Wilbur, the runt of the new litter of pigs on her father's farm, from an untimely death. Growing bigger and strong, Wilbur is bought by Fern's relatives, the Zuckermans. The Zuckerman farm is a strange and unfamiliar place where Wilbur searches for a friend. The sheep, the goose, and the rat all have their own business to attend to, and just when Wilbur begins to feel very sad and alone, he meets Charlotte, a spider who lives up in the rafters of the barn.
When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte, however, had a plan to save him. She made Wilbur appear too special to kill. Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live. Wilbur's life no longer in danger anymore, Charlotte can now take the time to produce her "masterpiece" an egg sac containing 514 eggs. This great feat signals the end of her life. Wilbur rewards Charlotte's love and friendship by sheltering and protecting her egg sac until the eggs can hatch, spreading new life and new possibilities.