This was one of my favorite children's books when I was in elementary school. I prefer this to Charlotte's Web or Stuart Little. Louis the swan goes on several adventures to find his voice and win his true love, Serene.
In my opinion one of the best books ever written for children or adults. But then what else would you expect from E. B. White.
This is a wonderful book and is such a treasured story for young and old alike.
Although he lacks a voice in the traditional "Ko-hoh!" sense, trumpeter swan Louis learns to speak to the world with a trumpet stolen from a music store by his father. With the support of an unusual boy named Sam, who helps Louis learn how to read and write, the swan has some rather unswanlike adventures and ultimately wins the love--and the freedom--of a beautiful swan named Serena.
For over 30 years, E.B. White's masterpiece has captured the fancy of countless readers
This book was so funny. I loved!!
Simply lovely for ages 8-12. My favorite book as a child. 5 stars.
Children's book about a male trumpeter swan with out a voice. It sounds cute.
My favorite EB White book.
A wonderful story by the author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, this is the tale of a Trumpeter Swan born without a voice. Spurned by the other swans, because he's different, Louis has a series of adventures in his quest to fulfill his dreams.
Great book to read to or with a child or let him/her read on their own. I enjoyed this book in my childhood and even as an adult!
A childhood favorite - loved it.
This was a very calm and easy read. I thought it was a little young but thought it had a good moral to the story. I didn't realize E.B. White had written other books besides Charlottes Web.
Children's Book - Elementary School level
From back cover: Louis is scared when his father tells him that he's different from other swans. He doesn't want to be different. Even though he can't talk, Louis knows h could learn to read and write, if only he could get into school. Sam Beaver, a boy who understands all wild things, agrees to help. But Mrs. Hammerbotham isn't sure she can handle a Trumpeter Swan in her classroom.
Louis is scared when his father tells him that he's different from other swans. He doesn't want to be different. Even though he can't talk, Louis knows he could learn to read and write, if only he could get into school. Sam Beaver, a boy who understans all wild things, agrees to help. But Mrs. Hammerbotham isn't sure she can handle a Trumpeter Swan in her classroom.
LOUIS IS SCARED WHEN HIS FATHER TELLS HIM THAT HE'S DIFFRENT FROM OTHER SWANS, HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE DIFFRENT. EVEN THOUGH HE CAN'T TALK, LOIS KNOWS HE COULD LEARN TO READ AND WRITE, IF ONLY HE COULD GET IN TO SCHOOL.
SAM BEAVER, A BOY WHO UNDERSTANDS ALL WILD THINGS, AGREES TO HELP. BUT MRS HAMMERBOTHAM ISN'T SURE SHE CAN HANDLE A TRUMPETEER SWAN IN HER CLASSROOM. (FROM THE BACK COVER) IT IS A FUN BOOK TO READ.
My 11 year old son's favorite book! Picture on cover is different but everything else is correct.