24 September, 2021

LitStaff Pick:Supporting (or Secondary) Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

Templeton
Charlotte’s Web
By E. B. White

Barnyard glutton Templeton the Rat absolutely could be the main character in his own story.  Initially in the tale of Wilbur and his heroine spider Charlotte, Templeton is self-centered, cranky, cocky, and humorous. His primary interest is finding food and he’ll do most anything, for the right bribe. Over the course of the story, Charlotte, as is her nature, sees the potential for good in Templeton and helps him to see those qualities in himself, as well. In the end, Templeton surprises even himself by forgoing his own desires, taking a risk, and rescuing Charlotte’s egg sac. If Templeton was the star, his shenanigans and endless search for the next meal could potentially take him on exciting adventures, mystery, and mayhem.

-Angie Dilmore

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