To The Point

A Story about E. B. White

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

E. B. White first recognized the magic in words when he was very young. As a child, some of his happiest hours were spent finding just the right words to describe his feelings and experiences. After graduating from college, he took a job with a new magazine called The New Yorker. The magazine’s readers soon began to look forward to the poetry and essays written by E. B. White. His writing was clear and lively with no wasted words, and it could make people laugh as easily as it could make them cry. In 1936, White and his family moved to a little farm near the coast of Maine, complete with sheep, chickens, and pigs. It was there that E. B. White wrote Charlotte’s Web, perhaps one of the most beloved children’s books ever written.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 1989
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF007020, JNF007030
Dewey 818'.5209
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 770
Guided Reading Level R
ATOS Reading Level 5.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4376
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Amy Johnson

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →


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