Melissa Sweet has given us an enchanting biography of E. B. White, author of classics like Charlotte’s Web and The Trumpet of the Swan. Combined with her amazing collages are White’s letters, photos, and manuscripts to give us the first-ever fully illustrated biography of the legendary author. The integration of real material with Sweet’s own gorgeous artwork is so seamless and successful that young readers and readers of all ages will be swept up in this captivating and wonderfully illustrated story.
~ Eight Cousins— From Holiday Picks 2016
6 Starred Reviews New York Times Bestseller A People Magazine Best Children's Book A Washington Post Best Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Honor recipient
Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.