The Trumpet of the Swan

The Trumpet of the Swan

Downloadable Audiobook - 2006
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Louis is a trumpeter swan, but he had 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. This is a timeless tale of love, courage, and freedom that will capture the imagination of every listener.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Listening Library, 2006.
ISBN: 9780739351581


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Nov 16, 2019

This is a wonderful story for all ages. Any person can relate to the characters. I've read several of his books and have enjoyed them all!

This book is so much better than the disc. The disc is very disappointing. The author himself, E. B. White did the narration. I thought the author would do the best job at telling the story. I was very wrong. The timber of his voice was great but it lacked infliction. It was almost monotone. A different narrator could have brought this story to life.

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!

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.

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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