Elwyn Brooks White, known as E. B. White, is the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York and graduated from Cornell University in 1921 receiving the Bachelor of Arts.
He was a long-time contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the widely-used English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as "Strunk & White". He also wrote famous books for children including Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little.
E. B. White won countless awards, including the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, which commended him for making a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children."