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The Trumpet of the Swan

The Trumpet of the Swan

by E. B. White, Lin Oliver Illustrated by Fred Marcellino, Edward Frascino

Louis, a romantic swan, is in love with the angelic Serena, but he can't tell her how he feels; he has no voice. When he meets eleven-year-old Sam Beaver, a human friend, he goes to school with him to learn how to read and write. Louis' father also helps out; he steals a brass trumpet for his son. In the end, Louis learns to play, wins Serena's heart, and repays the music shop owner for his stolen trumpet.

Here is a wonderful story of romance, friendship, and determination among animals and humans.

8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Chapter Book
Number of Pages
Adventure, Classics

About the Authors and Illustrators

E. B. White Read about E.B. White, author of the cherished children's classic Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan.
Lin Oliver Lin Oliver is the coauthor (with Henry Winkler) of the New York Times bestselling middle-grade series, Hank Zipzer: World's Best Underachiever and Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Lin resides in Los Angeles, California.
Fred Marcellino
Edward Frascino

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