On October 1st in 1985, beloved children’s author E.B. White died at the age of 86. Sadly, the aged writer had been stricken with Alzheimer’s disease.
White is best remembered for such classics as Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little. Among writers he also best known for updating The Elements of Style, a standard for grammar and writing originally published by William Strunk in 1918.(We greatly thank him for that!)
A lesser known work by White that we all have enjoyed in the past is The Second Tree From the Corner which was published in 1954. If you are a fan of White’s style, you will undoubtedly enjoy this book!His poems are also worth mentioning and can be found at your local library in a collection called “The Lady is Cold: Poems by E.B.W.”
Today, we encourage our readers to find their inner child, sit down with a cup of cocoa and crack open Stuart Little for a little romp through childhood’s memory lanes!
Write on in peace, Mr. White!
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