Trumpet Of The Swan
Publish date: September 1st 2008
Publisher: Junior Random/Tsai Fong Books
Pages no: 250
Edition language: Korean
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
It's fine. Cute. Gender normative.