Meryl Streep Narrates New Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

Meryl Streep Narrates New Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

Charlotte’s Web, one of the most iconic works in children’s fiction, is getting a new audiobook! Each beloved character is voiced by a different actor, but perhaps even more exciting than this is the fact that the role of narrator is read by Meryl Streep.   Image via People   Streep is one of the Hollywood’s most revered actresses. Over the course of her career she has been nominated for 21 academy awards, has played titular characters in iconic films like The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia, and has spent the past two years starring in HBO’s Big Little Lies.    …

The Web Goes Wild for New Arachnid Species Named After Literary Spiders

The Web Goes Wild for New Arachnid Species Named After Literary Spiders

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For anyone who hates creepy crawlers, turn away now. However, if you see spiders for the fascinating little creatures that they are, you may want to read this. That also goes for fans of some of the best fantasy literature in history. Since I’m the one my family calls when there is a spider in the house that needs to be put outside, I now feel like my task is actually bigger than it seems.   Image Via Pensoft blog  As discussed in CNet’s article, there has recently been a discovery by Doctors Antonio Brescovit and Igor Cizauskas along with Leandro Mota …

Home Where ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Written Up For Sale

Home Where ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Written Up For Sale

  The 44-acre Maine farm where E.B. White wrote beloved children’s classic ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is reportedly now up for sale.   Image courtesy of eNotes Blog    Though the farm has been around since the 1700’s, White and his wife Katherine bought the property in 1933. White lived there till his death in 1985, writing both ‘Charlotte’s Web’ and ‘Stuart Little’ during his residence.   Image courtesy of Letters of Note   The home is currently selling for $3.7 million, though it remains to be seen if well-read spiders and plucky pigs will be part of the deal.   Featured image …

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

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Spiders aren’t usually a selling point for houses, but that might be a little different for E.B. White’s house which inspired the beloved children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.’ The house, which includes the barn where Charlotte and Wilbur supposedly lived, is being offered for $3.7 million by current owners Robert and Mary Gallant.   The 44-acre property is situated in North Brooklin, Maine, with views of Acadia National Park. Some unique features of the house include six working fireplaces, a wood stove, and 19th century stenciling, according to “Yankee Magazine.” The Gallants have also maintained the gardens that White’s wife, Katherine, cared for …