The Trumpet of the Swan

The Trumpet of the Swan

Audiobook CD - 1970
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Random House, Inc.
"The eventful life of Louis, a voiceless trumpeter swan...Humor abounds and beauty-of nature, of relationships, of time passing-shines through a story that will captivate children of all ages." (School Library Journal)

Narrated with warmth and skill by the author himself...something that should be a part of every child's listening library. Every adult's, too." (Daily News)

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Baker & Taylor
Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, finds himself far from his wilderness home when he determines to communicate by learning to play a stolen trumpet.

Publisher: [Canada] : BDD Audio ; New York : Listening Library, ©1970
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ©1970
ISBN: 9780807286074
0807286079
Branch Call Number: J COMP DISC FICTION WHITE...E
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4 hrs., 25 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,1.4 m/s

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Olivy
Mar 04, 2015

We love this story, my daughter is 9 and we try to find good quality stories to listen to on the way to swimming lessons, etc. This is the same author that did Stuart Little & Charlotte's Web. It is less know, but equally as charming. I recommend it!

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hmcgivney
Dec 04, 2012

Have you ever wondered if the book you loved as a child would hold up to reading as an adult? This was my favorite as a kid and when I heard that E.B. White narrated the audiobook, I had to listen. This book holds up. It makes me feel good and gentle and peaceful. E.B. White's narration was delightful. He also did the narration for Charlotte's Web, so I'll listen to that one too, but, contrary to popular opinion, I always liked Trumpet of the Swan better.

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ks_puggle
Jul 21, 2011

Louis is a Trumpeter Swan who can't trumpet. Obviously, this is quite a problem. Louis resourceful, if slightly conceited, father steals a trumpet for his son to use as a voice. With the help of his human friend Sam, Louis sets out to earn money to pay back the store owner for the trumpet, learn to play it, and win the heart of Serena, a beautiful female swan. This book has humor, positive themes, and a few facts about birds, music, and geography.

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