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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: $5.95

Although he lacks a voice in the traditional "Ko-hoh!" sense, trumpeter swan Louis learns to speak to the world with a trumpet stolen from a music store by his father. With the support of an unusual boy named Sam, who helps Louis learn how to read and write, the swan has some rather unswanlike adventures and ultimately wins the love—and the freedom—of a beautiful swan named Serena.

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Jonathan of Newberg, Oregon, 8/8/2016
Although he lacks a voice, Lois the swan is quite able to communicate in multiple ways. He has a trumpet for talking to his own kind and a size small chalkboard for writing. At first Lois had none of these things, but after his father stole the trumpet (and now Lois is in debt to the store ) and he went to school to learn how to write he was able to communicate quite well. E.B White has certainly outdone himself iin making this incredible story of a swan who needs to make money with the help of a friend.