Through his stories, his essays and his contributions to "The Elements of Style," E.B. White has left a big mark on the English language.

But he was notoriously reclusive, so writing a biography hasn't been easy.

Melissa Sweet is an author and illustrator from Maine who has taken a non-traditional approaching to telling his story. Her efforts, which won the approval of White's granddaughter, are compiled in the book "Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White."