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What a Video

October 9, 2019

E.B. White

We know E.B. White as the writer who penned some of our favorite children’s books – Charlotte’s Web, The Trumpet of the Swan, Stuart Little. But one thing I didn’t know until recently was that E.B. White (Elwyn Brooks White) who lived July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985 contributed to The New Yorker magazine and he co-authored The Elements of Style. Charlotte’s Web was the number one of 100 children’s books in a 2012 School Library Journal survey.

E.B. White was born in New York but during most of his adult life he lived on a farm in Brooklin, Maine where he wrote most of his beloved children’s books.

Thanks to Bob McIntire for sharing this video that E.B. White created in 1954 called A Maine Lobsterman. It’s a wonderful black and white documentary that provides all the details of lobstering in 1954. Even though it’s been 65 years since the video was produced the basics of lobstering have not changed. This would be a great video to share with students of all ages.

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