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The Trumpet of the Swan

Written by E.B. White
Published by HarperCollins
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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272
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Publisher Summary

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?

What Kind of Book is The Trumpet of the Swan

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Ask your child how they can learn from Sam’s example of helping Louis and the rest of his animal friends.

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
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6.0

This story is a delightful read with a swan who believes he can do anything, and he does. I loved following along in his adventures and seeing how he dedicates himself. His friend, Sam, was also one of my favorite parts of the book. Louis never quits—which is what allows him to find his best friend, Sam, his true love, Serena, and his many talents, including his trumpeting. Louis learns to make his weakness (being mute) a strength (learning how to play the trumpet) and never thinks he can’t do anything just because he’s a swan—he even learns to read and write!

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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Who Wrote The Trumpet of the Swan

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What does Louis promise to give the zoo in exchange for his and his love's freedom?
  1. his money
  2. one of his cygnets
  3. his medal
  4. his trumpet
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Book Details

ISBN 10:
006028935X
ISBN 13:
9780060289355
Publication Date:
October 3, 2000