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 ...
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.
EDWARD FRASCINO. Hardbound second edition published by HARPER COLLINS, PUBLISHER (New York) in 1972. 210 pages of clean, bright, illustrated text. The interior is unblemished and appears to be unread. The illustrations are black and white sketches of various animals. The frontispiece of a swam with wings spread in a marshy area is unblemished. The inside of the covers and the end papers are medium green in color. The covers and the spine are matte dark blue in color. The Author's facsimile signature is printed onto the front cover in bright gilt. The Author's name and the Title are printed onto the spine in bright gilt and white. The covers and the spine are unblemished. The front panel of the dust jacket and the spine is a full-color illustration of a young boy playing with a young swan while the mother swan floats in the marsh in the background watching the activity. The dust jacket is unblemished. The binding is tight with no latent flaws. The publication and the dust jacket are rated Fine.
Fine in fine dust jacket. HarperCollins, NY, 1970. Later printing printing, FINE/FINE, Hardcover, 8vo, 210pppgs. Purple boards with silver and gilt lettering, in color pictorial dust jacket, unclipped flap with no price. Green endpapers, b&w drawings by Edward Frascino. Unmarked, clean crisp tight condition. The story of a swan who was born lacking a voice. By the author of the classics Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web. ISBN: 0060263970. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Edward Frascino. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Navy cloth binding, gilt titles to spine and front, author's facsimile signature to front. Early or first book club edition with no issue statement. B&W illustrations by Edward Frascino. Book unread, near fine with little wear. DJ very good with some edgewear, one small chip at bottom of front panel, two short edge tears. 210 pp.
Like New. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Near Fine/Good Plus condition, print line at back of book ends in 2 so second print, new looking text, tight clean unmarked with NO age toning, boards likewise clean & undamaged, dust jacket NOT price-clipped, bottom of front flap snipped, faint stain on back of dust jacket and also some shelf wear on back.
Fred Marcellino / Garth Williams. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book ---------3 volumes, hardcovers, all are Near Fine copies in Near Fine dustjackets, very nice editions, Williams is the illustrator for WEB and LITTLE, Marcellino is the illustrator for SWAN, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Illustrated by Frascino, Edward. Very good. The story of a boy and a trumpeter swan who had no voice. Blue cloth. B/w illustrations. Spine slightly bumped. A few light foxspots to page edges. Dustwrapper is price-cut and slightly worn at spine with small tear at base. Code to last page states 70717273876543-3rd printing? [R]
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Jul 27, 2009
Unique, romantic, gorgeous...children's book
You don't need new illustrations to appreciate the magnificence of the scenic images conjured by E.B.White's prose. My favorite book of middle childhood, this book has it all - science, whimsical fancy, unique characters... plus the most rooted-for waterfowl since Make Way For Ducklings. You will appreciate your own unique gifts and ways of overcoming obstacles after experiencing Louis' swan journey.
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