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The Trumpet of the Swan - E.B. White, Fred Marcellino
The Trumpet of the Swan
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Swan SongLike 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... show more
Swan SongLike 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064408677 (0064408671)
ASIN: 64408671
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Justin's Books
Justin's Books rated it
5.0
The Trumpet of the Swan is a great fictional story that should be read in fifth grade. It teaches the importance of helping others and family.
A Tale of Two Pages
A Tale of Two Pages rated it
4.0 The Trumpet of the Swan
Louis is a young swan who cannot speak. When his father steals a trumpet for him, he is thrilled but troubled about the debt his father incurred. He goes to work to earn the money to pay for the trumpet.Sam is a young boy who loves the outdoors and observing the Wild life in their natural habitat. H...
Level up!
Level up! rated it
So maybe I wasn't expecting this book to turn out like it did. First five chapters were straight-up Jean Craighead George nature documentary. I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. Chapter six: sudden, abrupt left turn into Danny and the Dinosaur territory. (or Sammy the Seal, if yo...
MatthewHunter
MatthewHunter rated it
I have mixed feelings about The Trumpet of the Swan. First the pluses. Our toddler enjoyed the read along very much. She thought my imitation of the swans' "ko-hoh!" was silly. Fred Marcellino's beautiful sepia drawings really helped tell the story. And the closing lines made me feel warm and fuzzy ...
sitiwajihah
sitiwajihah rated it
3.0 The Trumpet of the Swan
It's fine. Cute. Gender normative.
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