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The Trumpet of the Swan (full color)

The Trumpet of the Swan (full color)
Author: E. B. White
ISBN 13: 9780064410946
ISBN 10: 64410943
Edition: Special
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2001-10-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 252
List Price: $8.99

Swan Song

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?


The eventful life of Louis, a voiceless trumpeter swan, from hatching to contented fatherhood. Humor abounds and beauty of nature, of relationships, of time passing shines through [in a] story that will captivate children of all ages.