by E.B. White.
Quickie recap: Wilbur the pig is going to become Christmas dinner unless his friend Charlotte the spider can save his life.
Quickie review: It seems unfair that White should have more talent in his baby toe than an aspiring writer like myself is likely to ever have in her whole life, but when reading, I am nothing but glad. Sure, it's a book about a pig, but it's also a stirring story about friendship that transcends the barn and the pages of this simply-illustrated book.
Quickie recommendation: I think it's practically a sin to not have a copy of this and Stuart Little on your shelves. Buy both, enjoy both. I still hold that on a rainy Saturday afternoon, there is nothing better than reading these in bed, aloud to your lover.