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E. B. White
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White on the beach with his dog Minnie
Elwyn Brooks White

July 11, 1899
DiedOctober 1, 1985(1985-10-01) (aged 86)
North Brooklin, Maine, U.S.
EducationCornell University
Spouse(s)Katharine Sergeant (m. 1929–1977) «start: (1929)–end+1: (1978)»"Marriage: Katharine Sergeant to E. B. White" Location: (linkback:
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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] Archived 2014-01-05 at the Wayback Machine