Editor's note: This post was edited and republished on July 11, 2016.
Beloved children's author, prolific essayist and talented editor E.B. White would have been 117 today.
Most famous for Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, White was also an editor at The New Yorker for decades and published more than 17 books of essays, prose and poetry before his death in 1985. He even won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1978 that cited "his letters, essays and the full body of his work."