A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime.
Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book. There are 20 titles to collect in the series, listed below, all with exciting new covers and fun-filled endnotes.
THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN is an uplifting story by E. B. White, author of CHARLOTTE'S WEB in which wildlife and nature blend with fantasy to make a tender, humorous and unforgettable animal tale.
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.
E. B. White was born in the USA. He travelled about trying all sorts of jobs before he joined the New Yorker magazine and became a writer. In 1970 he was awarded the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web and in honour of his outstanding contribution to children's literature. E. B. White died in 1985.
Also by E. B. White:
Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little
Also available in A Puffin Book:
GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM and BACK HOME by Michelle Magorian
CHARLOTTE'S WEB, STUART LITTLE and THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E. B. White
THE BORROWERS by Mary Norton
STIG OF THE DUMP by Clive King
ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY by Mildred D. Taylor
A DOG SO SMALL by Philippa Pearce
GOBBOLINO by Ursula Moray Williams
CARRIE'S WAR by Nina Bawden
MRS FRISBY AND THE RATS OF NIMH by Richard C O'Brien
A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
THE CAY by Theodore Taylor
TARKA THE OTTER by Henry Williamson
WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
SMITH by Leon Garfield
THE NEVERENDING STORY by Michael Ende
ANNIE by Thomas Meehan
THE FAMILY FROM ONE END STREET by Eve Garnett
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
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.
Louis the Trumpeter Swan is born without a voice, but he is not deterred by this handicap. Sam Beaver is the boy who teaches him to read and write but the problem remains as to how he should woo Serena. The solution lies in Louis' learning to play the trumpet. By the author of "Charlotte's Web".
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. Book Condition: Fair. Collectors. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93747602
Book Description N.Y.: Harper Collins 2000, 1st. edition, thus, 252 pp., 2000. First published in 1970, this perennial favorite has new illustrations by the late Fred Marcellino. Louis, a voiceless Trumpeter swan, far from his wilderness home, determines to communicate by means of a stolen trumpet. As new in as new dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 4719
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 12887425
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0060289368
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. No binding. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-199-86-3411003
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97800602893624.0
Book Description HarperCollins, 2000. No binding. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-199-86-3411003