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My Locus Focus today is the Zuckermans' Farm from Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. (again doing this from memory)
Zuckermans' Farm is a normal farm when you first look at it, but once you walk inside the barn you meet lots of interesting and cool animals and you understand why Zuckermans' Farm is special.
There's Wilbur ofcourse, the pig who befriends a spider and is saved by this friendship.
And the spider - Charlotte - ofcourse. A very intelligent and kind creature (most of the times, I don't think flies will agree).
And then there's Templeton. This rat may seem self centered, but without him all Charlotte's attempts to save Wilbur would have failed.
But there's so many more cool animals:
The sheep, geese and other animals all add their own voice to that special kind of magical place that is Zuckermans' Farm, although in the end it's ofcourse White's writing and Garth Williams' wonderful illustrations that make the place come alive and make this book and setting so wonderful that I keep rereading this classic.