Compiled by Cynthia Leitich Smith
From HarperCollins Children's Books: "Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time.
"To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is itself a beautiful translation of White's own view of the world—of the joy he took in the change of seasons, in farm life, in the miracles of life and death, and, in short, the glory of everything.
"We are proud to include Kate DiCamillo's foreword in the 60th anniversary editions of this cherished classic."