E.B. White

E.B. White

Highest Rated: 81% Stuart Little 2 (2002)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Trumpet of the Swan (2001)

Birthday: Jul 11, 1899

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA

Most closely associated with his children's books, E.B. White was an American author who also wrote extensively for The New Yorker. A native East Coaster, White attended Cornell University in Ithaca and later set up shop in New York City, becoming a regular contributor to The New Yorker during its fledging era in the mid-1920s. Most of White's work in the following decades was for the magazine, but in 1945 he published his first children's novel, Stuart Little, about a young mouse's adventures in Manhattan. White's second kid-oriented book, the farm-set, animal-centric Charlotte's Web (1952), met with significant praise and quickly became a classic. His final well-known novel, The Trumpet of the Swan, surfaced in 1970 and was also warmly received. White lived out his final years in rural Maine, with his love for the country rivaling his affection for the city. White's pensive tales of humans interacting with animals have been adapted into various films, with versions of Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web proving perennially popular.



81% 41% Stuart Little 2 Writer $64.7M 2002
14% 36% The Trumpet of the Swan Writer $152.5K 2001
67% 41% Stuart Little Writer $140.0M 1999