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  • Written by: E. B. White
  • Narrated by: E.B. White
  • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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The Trumpet of the Swan

Written by: E. B. White
Narrated by: E.B. White
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Publisher's Summary

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 the 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' 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.

©1970 E.B. White (P)1992 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the critics say

"In his New England drawl, E.B. White captures our imagination with his splendid reading of his classic children's tale." (AudioFile)

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Fun Story read by the author

We have listened to this twice since buying and no doubt will be listening to it many more times.
A Fun, silly story about a swan who cannot speak

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A story for everyone

Kids will love Louis' adventures, while adults appreciate EB White's humour and wisdom. A timeless classic of nature, overcoming obstacles, and giving our children everything they need to make wonderful lives for themselves. Enjoy!

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So charming.

To hear E.B. White read his lovely and entertaining story is a pleasure. A delight!

Enchanting.

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