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E. B. White

White sitting on the beach with his dog Minnie
Born Elwyn Brooks White
July 11, 1899
Mount Vernon, New York, US
Died October 1, 1985(1985-10-01) (aged 86)
North Brooklin, Maine, US
Occupation Writer
Alma mater Cornell University


Elwyn Brooks White (July 11 1899–October 1 1985) was an American writer.

He is most famous for his 1959 manual about how to write well in English, The Elements of Style (which was first written by William Strunk Jr. in 1918), and also for his three children's books Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and the Trumpet of the Swan (1970).

He also wrote for magazines and newspapers in the United States.

E.B. White won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize. The Trumpet of the Swan may be his best-selling book, but Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel in a 2012 survey, and not for the first time.[1]


  1. "SLJ's Top 100 Children's Novels" (poster presentation of reader poll results). A Fuse #8 Production. School Library Journal. 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013. [1]