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 ...Read MoreUnlike 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.Read Less
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.
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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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