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The Trumpet of the Swan

Author: EB White

I read aloud this classic book by EB White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, to my kids ages 6, 8 and 9.  All four of us truly enjoyed this book.  As I read the first two chapters I thought we might have a hard time getting into this one, but we stuck it out and by chapter 3 we were hooked and the kids always asked me to read just one more chapter when I said I was done.  The book tells the story of a baby cygnet trumpeter swan named Louis who was born without a voice.  I don't want to give it away, but will say that the swan does learn to communicate with the assistance of his swan dad and a little boy named Sam Beaver.  After Louis finds his voice he goes on some adventures.  It is a sweet little story and I would highly recommend it to families to read together or a child in later elementary to read independently.