Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White


“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers 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 is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter.  

Title:Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:176 pages

    Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Reviews

  • Colby Sharp
    Apr 11, 2016

    A 176 page picture book biography? Yes, please!Some Writer! is one of the best biographies, for kids, that I have ever read. This books has to be in the conversation for all the major awards: Sibert, ...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    May 04, 2016

    I love Melissa Sweet's writing, but it's the illustrations she makes to accompany her text that wows me. Sweet's technique is unique; she uses a collage of real objects. Her art almost has a 3-D effec...

  • Hannah
    Apr 19, 2016

    "Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick and gen...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Jul 21, 2016

    E ARC from Netgalley.comI have to say that this was an oddly readable book despite its length (176 pages) and subject matter (E.B. White just mainly wanted to be left alone and write). Will my student...

  • Laura Harrison
    Oct 05, 2016

    Where do I begin with Some Writer!? Every facet of Melissa Sweet's new biography is a masterpiece. The writing, the astonishingly unique and creative artwork-I could go on and on. The incredible dust ...

  • Anna Smithberger
    Jan 12, 2017

    What an absolutely gorgeous book! Were I not about to begin storytime I would spend an hour in a corner weeping about the beauty of telling stories for children!...

  • Edie
    Apr 16, 2016

    I read this book in one sitting, so captivated by the charm of the subject and the author/illustrator and the affection that Sweet clearly feels for her subject. The biography is full of quotes from W...

  • Amanda Rogozinski
    Jul 18, 2016

    I loved this book, and have nothing negative to say about it. The illustrations were delightful, the scrap-book of pictures/letters/original book illustrations ect. provided a ton of detail, and the n...

  • Linda
    Oct 14, 2016

    I’ve read other biographies of E.B. White, and I enjoyed each, but I’ve never loved one as much as this one. Melissa Sweet titled it Some Writer!, and I call it Some Book! The mixed media approac...

  • Books! Books! Books!
    Oct 18, 2016

    Everyone knows the story of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little! The names are synonymous with childhood. But do you know the author of those wonderful tales? Do you know where he came from and if he d...

About Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet

There is more than one author with this nameMelissa Sweet grew up in a suburban neighborhood that had lots of kids, kick-the-can games on summer nights, and Percy's candy store right nearby. Later she received her Associate’s Degree from Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. Sweet began began illustrating children's books in 1986 and h