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Contributor Archives: Betsy O'Donovan

“Why’s this so good?” No. 72: E.B. White and the sick pig

The first time most people fall for E.B. White – certainly the first time I did – they are 6 or 7 or 8. In 1952, “Charlotte’s Web” made him the New Yorker writer with the largest grade-school fan base. I fell in love with “Charlotte’s Web” because, when White talked about grown-up mysteries  like love [...]