Thursday, April 30, 2009

the trumpet of the swan by e. b. white

We recently finished, The Trumpet of the Swan Audio, by E. B. White. I was able to get it from the library, but it was only available on tape. This link is for the disk set.

I really got a kick out of E. B. White's accent, as well as the sound of the trumpet, in the audio version. The story is great also, with themes like courage, honor and love. Louis is a swan who is born without a voice, and Sam is a young boy who becomes a part of his life. To overcome this challenge, Louis, his father, and Sam have some funny, and some serious experiences. E. B. White blends fantasy and reality as Louis the swan learns to read and write, therefore able to communicate with humans like talking. It's altogether enjoyable to hear, especially told by the author himself. Time spent in the car is so much fun! :-)

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