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Trumpet of the Swan

Trumpet of the Swan

by E. B. White
Publisher: HarperCollins
Mass market paperback, 210 pages
Current Retail Price: $6.99

Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him.

Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena's affection—he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love?

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  A Swan Who Plays the Trumpet??
Paxman of Kzoo, 5/25/2017
It all started in a wild pond in Canada. Louis, in The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, is just a normal swan with a speech defect. Then his father goes to steal a trumpet so Louis can communicate.

But then Louis realizes that he has to go and find jobs so his father can pay for the trumpet. But will the employers hire a swan?

My favorite part was when Louis' father steals the trumpet. A quote from the storekeeper when he gets paid back for the trumpet, "I'll say they're making a comeback." I loved this book because of the adventure Louis went on to get the money. I would recommend this book to people who like adventure.