The Trumpet of the Swan

Written by E. B. White

Key Stage 2 Animal Stories

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Louis the cygnet may be unable to utter a sound unlike her siblings and his parents but Louis is determined to overcome this impediment by learning to read and write.  If at first you don't succeed then try again and so Louis does in this incredibly moving, uplifting and powerful story from the author of Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web, two books you may well have heard of but this one may well be new to you.  Here at Lovereading4kids we urge you to read Louis's tender, humorous and unforgettable animal tale too.

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The Trumpet of the Swan Synopsis

Unlike other cygnets, Louis, the trumpeter swan, cannot utter a sound. But with the encouragement of his father, Louis sets out to overcome his problem. One way of doing this Louis decides, is to learn to read and write and so he sets off to Montana to find his friend Sam Beaver. Louis goes to school with him and learns to read and write, but when he returns to the lakes and falls in love with the beautiful Serena, he is upset that Serena can't read his sign, which says 'I love you'. Once again his parents are determined to help him find a new way of expressing himself and it is his father who dreams up the brilliant solution that will put Louis firmly on the path to success and fulfilment.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780141354842
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Animal Stories

About E. B. White

E. B. White was born in New York in 1899 and died in 1985. He kept animals on his farm in Maine and some of these creatures crept into his books, such as STUART LITTLE which was made into a blockbusting film in 2000. He received many awards including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal in 1970, an award given every five years to authors who have 'made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children'.

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