The Trumpet of the Swan
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The Trumpet of the Swan

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The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. Now featuring gorgeous illustrations by Fred Marcellino!

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?

"We, and our children, are lucky to have this book." --John Updike
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • WILLIAM MORROW
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0064408671
  • 9780064408677
  • 97,827

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"We are lucky to have this book."-- John Updike, " The New York Times"
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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?
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58,075 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (19,057)
3 21% (12,038)
2 4% (2,576)
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