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The Trumpet of the Swan

White, E.B.

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ISBN 10: 0060263970 / ISBN 13: 9780060263973
Published by HapperCollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1970
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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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. Bookseller Inventory # 12282

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Title: The Trumpet of the Swan

Publisher: HapperCollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Edward Frascino

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Book Club (BCE).

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Notable Children's Books of 1970 (ALA)
"Best of the Best" Children's Books 1966–1978 (SLJ)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Children's Books of 1970 (Library of Congress)
1973 William Allen White Children's Book Award
1973 Sequoyah Children's Book Award (Oklahoma)


Although he lacks a voice in the traditional "Ko-hoh!" sense, trumpeter swan Louis learns to speak to the world with a trumpet stolen from a music store by his father. With the support of an unusual boy named Sam, who helps Louis learn how to read and write, the swan has some rather unswanlike adventures and ultimately wins the love--and the freedom--of a beautiful swan named Serena.

For over 30 years, E.B. White's masterpiece has captured the fancy of countless readers. Now, with stunning new art by award-winning illustrator Fred Marcellino, the beloved story can be experienced anew. The sepia-colored drawings lend an old-fashioned charm to the story--it's almost as if, with their complementary dry wit and uniquely creative talents, White and Marcellino originally worked together. Marcellino received the Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Charles Perrault's Puss in Boots. (Ages 8 to 12) --Emilie Coulter

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