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Good Charlotte

At a conference last week, I saw about 8 minutes of that new Charlotte’s Web movie (release date: Dec. 20)–the crowd loved it. The next morning, one woman told me how she cried during a particular sad scene. The book, by the way, is quite good; it’s the first novel-length book without pictures that I successful read to my oldest kid at bedtime. E.B. White is one of the most economic of prose stylists–i.e., he avoids unnecessary words.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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