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The trumpet of the swan

White, E. B. ; Frascino, Edward, ; (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0060263970 / ISBN 13: 9780060263973
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1970
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo in color illus DJ; 210 p. illus. 22 cm. A classic of children's literature. || Trumpeter swan -- Fiction. Swans -- Fiction. Trumpeter swan -- Juvenile fiction. Swans -- Juvenile fiction. Ample foxing to edges and boards; owner signature and blind stamp to front free endpaper; else tight. Very Good+ / Very Good+ First edition (presumed; no earlier dates stated). Bookseller Inventory # 13781

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Title: The trumpet of the swan

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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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)

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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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