Charlotte's Web was published. Among children's books, it continues to hold its place at or near the top of the 'best of' lists, though White's pre-publication fear was that his 'hymn to the barn' would be too low-key for most kids. And he was sure about the film: 'The story is interrupted every few minutes so that somebody can sing a jolly song. I don't care much for jolly songs. The Blue Hill Fair, which I tried to report faithfully in the book, has become a Disney world, with 76 trombones.'