E. B. White
|E. B. White|
White sitting on the beach with his dog Minnie
Elwyn Brooks White|
July 11, 1899
Mount Vernon, New York, US
October 1, 1985 (aged 86)|
North Brooklin, Maine, US
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
He is most famous for his 1959 manual about how to write well in English, The Elements of Style (which was first written by William Strunk Jr. in 1918), and also for his three children's books Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and the Trumpet of the Swan (1970).
E.B. White won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. The Trumpet of the Swan may be his best-selling book, but Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel in a 2012 survey, and not for the first time.
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- "SLJ's Top 100 Children's Novels" (poster presentation of reader poll results). A Fuse #8 Production. School Library Journal. 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013.