Charlotte the spider. .. Wilbur the pig. .. Fern and Avery. .. and Lurvy, the hired hand. They and all the other characters from the timeless children's classic that you remember so well are back, in author and small-press overlord Hal Niedzviecki's first novel, Lurvy: a farmer's almanac. A caveat: given the (ahem) rather significant changes in social mores since the first appearance of these jolly folk, happenings on the Arable farm are somewhat different than you might well remember them.