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The Trumpet of the Swan

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This edition was published in by Hamish Hamilton in London.

Written in English

210 pages

Louis is a Trumpeter Swan without a voice, a swan of great character not at all deterred by his handicap. With the help of his friend, Sam Beaver, Louis learns to read and write, but although his new sills are impressive they do not solve his greatest problem--for how can Louis's father , the magnificently bombastic old cob, who comes to his rescue and provides the means for Louis to find true happiness and fulfilment. First there is yet another skill to be learned, and it is Louis's determination to succeed which is at the heart of E. B. White's marvellous new story. The Trumpet of the Swan is a book of many delights for all ages; it rejoices in nature and wild things, it celebrates the strengths of family loyalty, and it has all the compassionate wisdom and humour which have made E. B. White one of the most beloved writers of this age and a storyteller of rare distinction.

E. B. White has been awarded the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his two earlier books, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. The Medal is given once every five years to a writer who has made a distinguished permanent contribution to literature for children. The Trumpet of the Swan is E. B. White's first children's book for eighteen years and some of the comments which heralded its American publication can be seen on the back of this jacket.
--jacket

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1972, Harper & Row
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1970, Harper & Row
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1970, Hamish Hamilton
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1970, Harper & Row
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The Trumpet of the Swan

First published in 1970



Work Description

Louis, a romantic swan, is in love with the angelic Serena, but he can't tell her how he feels; he has no voice. When he meets eleven-year-old Sam Beaver, a human friend, he goes to school with him to learn how to read and write. Louis' father also helps out; he steals a brass trumpet for his son. In the end, Louis learns to play, wins Serena's heart, and repays the music shop owner for his stolen trumpet.

Here is a wonderful story of romance, friendship, and determination among animals and humans.

The Trumpet of the Swan

This edition was published in by Hamish Hamilton in London.


Edition Description

Louis is a Trumpeter Swan without a voice, a swan of great character not at all deterred by his handicap. With the help of his friend, Sam Beaver, Louis learns to read and write, but although his new sills are impressive they do not solve his greatest problem--for how can Louis's father , the magnificently bombastic old cob, who comes to his rescue and provides the means for Louis to find true happiness and fulfilment. First there is yet another skill to be learned, and it is Louis's determination to succeed which is at the heart of E. B. White's marvellous new story. The Trumpet of the Swan is a book of many delights for all ages; it rejoices in nature and wild things, it celebrates the strengths of family loyalty, and it has all the compassionate wisdom and humour which have made E. B. White one of the most beloved writers of this age and a storyteller of rare distinction.

E. B. White has been awarded the 1970 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his two earlier books, Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. The Medal is given once every five years to a writer who has made a distinguished permanent contribution to literature for children. The Trumpet of the Swan is E. B. White's first children's book for eighteen years and some of the comments which heralded its American publication can be seen on the back of this jacket.
--jacket

Edition Notes

Originally published, New York, Harper & Row, 1970.

Copyright Date
1970

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.91

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17891792M
Internet Archive
trumpetofswan0000whit_i1i3
ISBN 10
0241019419
ISBN 13
9780241019412
OCLC/WorldCat
59163052, 504093109
Amazon.com
0241019419
Library Thing
1864
Goodreads
298562

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