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The Trumpet of the Swan (Full Color)by E B White
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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--#8212;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?
Although he lacks a voice in the traditional sense, trumpeter swan Louis learns to speak to the world with a trumpet stolen from a music store by his father. The swan has some rather unswanlike adventures and ultimately wins the love--and the freedom--of a beautiful swan named Serena. A special color edition on high quality paper.
White's classic story contains original illustrations by Caldecott Honor artist Fred Marcellino that are rendered in a beautiful sepia-toned color for this special color edition. Illustrations.
About the Author
E. B. White (1899-1985) was born in Mount Vernon, New York, and graduated from Cornell University. His work appeared for many years in The New Yorkermagazine. He received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his children's books Charlotte's Web, a Newbery Honor Book, and Stuart Little. The Trumpet of the Swanalso won several awards. Mr. White, the author of seventeen books of prose and poetry, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973.
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