Interview with Illustrator Melissa Sweet about Charlotte’s Web Audiobook

By Jennifer Rubins | November 8 2019 | Audiobook News

In this special episode of This Is the Author, we present: This Is the Illustrator! Meet artist and Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, who illustrated the audiobook cover for the new production of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, narrated by Meryl Streep and a full cast.

Learn what led Melissa to this project, and what it is about audiobooks that makes the imagination run wild. After the interview, stick around to hear a clip from the new recording of Charlotte’s Web.

Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved Newbery Honor Book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect” (New York Times). This audiobook is a tender story of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

Includes an appreciation written and read by Melissa Sweet, the cover artist of this edition and author/illustrator of Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White.

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Charlotte's Web

Audiobook Praise for this edition of Charlotte’s Web:

“Every portrayal of every character, major and minor, bursts with personality.”—AudioFile, Earphones Award

“A topnotch recording of a beloved book and a must for all audio collections.”—Booklist, starred review

Age 8-12 years