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The Trumpet of the Swan

illustrated by Garth Williams

William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas)

Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Oklahoma)

New York Times Outstanding Book

Library of Congress Children's Books

ALA Notable Children's Book

Young Hoosier Book Award (Indiana)

About the Book

Now available for the first time as an ebook! Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices.

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, is a classic of children's literature that perfectly describes what it's like to march to the beat of your own drummer.

Louis is a trumpeter swan, but unlike the rest of his family, he can't make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays no attention to him. But when his father steals him a real brass trumpet, Louis has to find out if it's the key to what he's wanted all along.

E. B. White's classic book is a tender novel of overcoming the odds and learning to do things on your own terms. It will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains evocative illustrations by Fred Marcellino, the acclaimed illustrator of Puss in Boots and I, Crocodile, among many other books.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts

Educator and Librarian Resources

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062406804
  • ISBN 10: 0062406809
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 03/17/2015
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.

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