Although the chapter summaries were written by children, these are still
good summaries to the story.
Arable was going to kill the runt that was born the night before.
Fern wanted to keep it. She said it was not fair to kill it. Papa
wanted to kill it because he said it was going to die anyways. Fern got to keep the little runt. She
gave it milk and she loved the baby runt. She named it Wilbur
because she thinks it is a wonderful name.
"Wilbur" by Geneva
Fern loved Wilbur very much. She had lots of fun taking
care of him. All she did was think about him all day. Mr. Arable
said that Wilbur was getting too big so he made a little box house
for him outside under an apple tree. When Wilbur was about 5 weeks
old. Mr. Arable wanted to sell him for six dollars. They called
their uncle Homer Zuckerman to see if he wanted to buy Wilbur. He
said it was okay.
Wilbur was moved to Homer's farm.
He was bored all day and had nothing to do. The goose told him to
push the loose board and go out. Wilbur was free. Soon everyone knew
that he had escaped. Everyone went after him. Wilbur cried. Mr.
Zuckerman brought a pail of slops and brought Wilbur back into his
"Loneliness" by Demi
Wilbur was sad because the day was gloomy and it was raining.
He was planning to do a lot of things that day. He was lonely and
didn't have anyone to play with. Wilbur was so sad that he
didn't eat his food. Lurvy said to Mr. Zuckerman that the pig was
sick. They gave him medicine. HE started to cry. That night Wilbur
heard a little voice.
"Charlotte" by Gabriel
Wilbur didn't sleep well. In the morning Wilbur asked "Who is
that?" Then he met Charlotte. Charlotte, the spider, said she was
his new friend. She said salutations to him. Wilbur did not like
Charlotte too much because she drinks blood from the insects.
"Summer Days" by
The goose's eggs hatched. Fern was
there. Everyone was happy. One egg was rotten. Templeton got to
keep the egg.
"Bad News" by Michelle
sheep told Wilbur that he was going to be killed in Christmas.
Wilbur started to cry. Charlotte said she would save him to stop
"A Talk at Home" by Jordan
Fern sat told
her parents about the animals talking in the barn. Her mom was
worried and said she would take her to see Dr. Dorian. Fern's
father is not worried.
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"Wilbur's Boast" by Roxana
Wilbur wanted to spin a web. He doesn't know how. Templeton
tied a piece of string to his tail. Charlotte told Wilbur how to
spin a web. Wilbur falls and cries. Charlotte promises to save his
First, Avery and Fern were
swinging on Zuckerman's famous swing. Fern jumps off the swing and
goes to see Wilbur. Avery goes with Fern. Avery sees Charlotte and
wants to catch her. He trips on Wilbur's trough and falls. Avery
breaks Templeton's rotten egg. It broke and it was a stink bomb.
Avery and Fern left. After, Charlotte worked all night on her web.
Nobody noticed her.
"The Miracle" by Angel
Lurvy goes to give Wilbur some slops for breakfast when he
notices the words "Some Pig" woven on Charlotte's web. He tells
Zuckerman. Zuckerman becomes famous. People from all over came to
look at Wilbur. Wilbur became famous.
"A Meeting" by
Charlotte called a meeting with all
the animals in the barn cellar. Charlotte needs ideas of new words
to write in her web. The goose says "terrific." Charlotte agrees.
Templeton also agrees to help out because he wants Wilbur to live
to be able to eat his food.
"Good Progress" by Priscilla
Templeton brings back a few words from the dumpster. Charlotte
likes the word "Radiant" for Wilbur. She than tells him stories
and sings him to sleep.
"Dr. Dorian" by
Fern told her mom about the
animals talking at breakfast. Her mom thinks Fern is hearing
things. Her mom went to see Dr. Dorian. Dr. Dorian says that Fern
is okay, not to worry. Her mom finally agrees. Fern goes back to
"The Crickets" by Kenny
The crickets sang and the summer was over. The fair was coming
too! Wilbur was trying to be "Some Pig, "Terrific," and "Radiant"
for Charlotte. Wilbur asked Charlotte to come to the fair with
him. If he wins a prize then he wont die. Charlotte said maybe
since she has to lay eggs. Wilbur says to lay the eggs at the
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"Off to the
Fair" by Carlos
Everyone went to bed
early. Everyone had a different dream. The next morning Wilbur got
a buttermilk bath and was ready to go. Charlotte decide to go and
so did Templeton. Wilbur heard that they wanted to kill him and
past out. Later he was loaded on the truck with Charlotte and
Templeton. Everyone left to the fair.
Everyone got to the fair and went separate ways. Charlotte saw
Uncle in the pen next to Wilbur and asked if he was a spring big.
Wilbur was worried Uncle would win because he's so big. Charlotte
was tired. They went to sleep.
"The Cool of the
Evening" by Christina
Templeton one last time to go look for a word to write on her web.
Templeton finds Humble and Charlotte writes it that night.
"The Egg Sac" by
Charlotte also makes an egg sac with
514 eggs in it. The big pig, Uncle, wins the Blue Ribbon, but
Wilbur gets a special prize.
"The Hour of Triumph" by Eddy
Wilbur gets a medal and faints. Everyone is happy! Charlotte
knows Wilbur will live.
"Last Day" by
Wilbur found out that Charlotte
was dying and tried to save her but he couldn?t so he saved her
All of Charlotte?s babies hatch and
float away on the warm wind except for three of them. Nelly, Joy,
and Aranea. Wilbur has a happy to meet his new friends. Life
on the Zuckerman farm with Charlotte?s children and grandchildren
was great, but he never forgets his great friend Charlotte.