Charlotte's Web - a writer's tribute

by Nancy Raines Day
(Georgia)

Charlotte's Web, illustrations by Garth Williams

Charlotte's Web, illustrations by Garth Williams

Charlotte's Web teaches friendship...and writing!

Through this humorous and touching story of a spider and a pig, I learned the importance of being a true friend and a good writer. In fact, I grew up to become a chidren's author, blessed with some terrific lifelong friends.

The page where Charlotte dies in our childhood copy is streaked with tears contributed by me and my three siblings through many readings a piece. To this day, that passage chokes me up, summing up what a life well lived means.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

by Lesli Merhaut
(Portland, OR)

The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Raised in a Baptist environment, I went to Bible school as a child. I enjoyed the Kool-aid and cookies and pretty stories, but I didn't question the veracity of the dogma or the existence of God until I read the Diary of Anne Frank when I was fourteen.

That book literally set me on the road to thinking more than any of the other thousand books I digested as a kid. I became an atheist because of that book and have never swerved in this particular belief.

I feel thankful to have gotten perspective on this wide world we live in.

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Fall of Freddie the Leaf

by Carol
(Portland, OR)

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf

My aunt died by suicide when I was 11. This book has always touched me deeply and I still recommend it 33 years later. It's a classic. Leo Buscaglia was a tender hearted genius.

Steve, I'm sorry you missed the point of this incredible book.

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages




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Differing opinions on Freddie
by: Steve B. (webmaster)

Carol, admittedly I lost no one close to me as a child. I'm very glad the book was a comfort to you.

To honor that, I've added a link from my own review to your page here.

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