This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Charlotte's Web (OCTOBER 15/1952 ~ OCTOBER 15/2012), a beautiful fairytale story written by the American Novelist E.B.White that resonates much of the same emotions and beliefs of James Herriot's "All of God's Creatures Great and Small" and like James Herriot , White too loved the world.
This year Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a beautiful poignant tribute for the 60th Anniversary celebration of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web. See youtube trailer here CHARLOTTE'S WEB 60th Anniversary
I have always felt a strong connection to CHARLOTTE'S WEB since I read it as a small child and to this day, even at fifty- five years of age, CHARLOTTE'S place in my library remains on the VERY TOP SHELF . I have said in my previous post how much I love fairytales and creating magical worlds and I surely hope when the day arrives to depart this earthly world I will fly away with Peter....
If "such tangible magic is the proper element of childhood and any grown -up who can still dip into it- even with only so much as a toe- is certain at last of dying young even if he lives to be ninety."
~ P.L. Travers , author of Mary Poppins
And Charlotte the Ingenious Spider and Wilber the Humble Adorable Pig also became friends ;)
A crystal glass heart with projecting rays of the sun hangs on tightly to the vintage time piece ; now no longer working as it's original designed purpose but maybe, more importantly now keeping a cherished timeless treasure forever caught in it's time!
*******MORE CHARLOTTE 'S WEB SPIDERS AND WEBS , CHARLOTTE'S WEB PEEK-A-BOO MINIATURE BOOKS,FAIRYTALE OWLS AND BOATS, FAIRY MOONS, STARS AND ENCHANTED COTTAGES , HALLOWEEN PAINTINGS, HAUNTED SCULPTED TREES AND I FORGET WHAT'S ON THE REST OF THE LIST ... LATER : ) ******