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.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. New York: Harper & Row, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. 210 pp. Near fine, in very good unclipped jacket. No seal on the jacket. Outline of reinforcing tape applied by prior collector to verso of jacket wit a horizontal crease at the top of the front panel.
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.
Fine. Very Good Dust Jacket. Clean Inside With No Remarks Or Highlights. Clipped Dust Jacket At The Bottom And Top Corners. Clean Nearly As New Condition. There Is A 1970 Honor Book Sticker At The Front On The Dust Jacket. First Edition First Printing. There Is A Name Inscription At The Front Verso Of The Front Board. The Dust Jacket Is Creased Aand Has Some Small Tears All Around The Edges. Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 5 1/2 X 8 1/4; FIRST EDITION 1970, Harper & Row. Early priinting Thus. USED. NOT AN EXLIB ITEM. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD PRICE-CLIPPED ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. WINNER OF CHILDREN'S SPRING FESTIVAL HONOR BOOK AWARD, 1970. Emblem does not appear. ABOUT THE STORY: " Louis is a Trumpeter Swan with a problem. He was born without a voice. And he now has another problem-how to attract his lady love without being able to sing the proper courting song of a male swan. E.B. White's wonderful story of Louis's struggles to express the music in his heart. ILLUSTRATED BY EDWARD FRASCINO. RARE/SCARCE. Will ship from United States.
Very Fine Plus. No Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Original Wraps. Very Fine Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. Galley/Proof. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Very fine copy of the Uncorrected Proof of this classic. Extremely rare in this format. Fantastic.
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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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