Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he's destined to be the farmer's Christmas dinner. That's when his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him. "Some pig!" These words that Charlotte spins into her web to describe Wilbur cause plenty of excitement, and ultimately, help save his life. Here's the story of a little girl named Fern who loves Wilbur - and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lives with Wilbur in the barn. With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of their own, Charlotte saves the life of Wilbur, who by this time has grown up to be quite a pig. It is a wonderful story filled with humor and examples of what it really means to be a friend.