The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White, Fred Marcellino

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Louis is a Trumpeter Swan, but he has no voice. Though he is frightened when his father explains to him that he is different from the other cygnets, Louis is resourceful and determined. Leaving his wild and beautiful home, he finds a young human friend, Sam Beaver, who helps him learn to read and write. When he returns to his lake, Louis discovers his education isn't enough: The beautiful swan he loves, Serena, can't read his declarations of love--and he can't trumpet them. Louis's resolution to win the swan of his desire launches him on an adventure that will take him far from home and lead where fate--and love--have a few surprises in store.

With humor and lyric beauty, E.B. White tells a timeless tale of love, courage, and freedom that will capture the imagination of every listener.

E. B. White, the author of such beloved classics as Charlotte's WebStuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan, was born in Mount Vernon, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1921 and, five or six years later, joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine, then in its infancy. He died on October 1, 1985, and was survived by his son and three grandchildren.

CD: 5.07"W x 5.93"H x 1.06"D, 270 minutes

paperback: 0.59" H x 7.66" L x 5.22" W

hardcover: 1.1" H x 8.1" L x 5.7" W

272 pages

special edition full color paperback 0.9" H x 7.9" L x 5.3" W

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.