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The Trumpeter Swan

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  73 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
It had rained all night, one of the summer rains that, beginning in a thunder-storm in Washington, had continued in a steaming drizzle until morning. There were only four passengers in the sleeper, men all of them-two in adjoining sections in the middle of the car, a third in the drawing-room, a fourth an intermittent occupant of a berth at the end. They had gone to bed un ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by 1st World Library (first published January 1st 1920)
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Stone
Nov 13, 2008 Stone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very interesting book about a swan
Kerri
Jan 06, 2014 Kerri rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Most of the reviews on this page refer to the book "The Trumpet of the Swan" by E.B. White, a children's classic. This book by Temple Bailey is an adult romance novel, published in 1920. The Bailey book is not a children's book, so don't get confused and turn your children loose with this one. The only swan in this book is a rather sad, stuffed one.

The story is set mostly in Virginia at the end of World War I. American soldiers are returning home from war and one of them is Randy Paine. He is di
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Kyledrahl
Apr 18, 2010 Kyledrahl rated it it was amazing
I read this book when i was younger about 8 or 9. This book was so fascinating to me because it made me feel that things like trumpeting swans were possible. If that was so, anything else could be possible. That was the reason this book was so intriguing and important to me. Temple Bailey was a great writer, that showed of how she made a swan have many feelings and an emotional capacity that is equal to humans.
My personal favorite moment in this whole book was when the trumpeter swan asked it
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Rachel
Dec 30, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2014
Post WWI story. Light, easy read.
Ashley Anderson
Feb 09, 2011 Ashley Anderson rated it really liked it
I read this book around fifth grade and feel in love with it! I was intrigued with the little details of the swan's tools for communicating with people and wished i could have as cool of a pet. This story is one of the first I remember actually enjoying as a child.
Lara
Jan 16, 2011 Lara rated it really liked it
I recently read this to Zane. I had never read it before.. . Zane and I both loved this book. Zane actually would give it 5 stars but I am more stingy with my stars. :)
Kayla
Aug 21, 2008 Kayla rated it really liked it
I had to read this book in fourth or fifth grade,(i cant remember) but it was an ok book.
Josiah Cro
Feb 03, 2011 Josiah Cro rated it really liked it
a great book, pretty funny
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Irene Temple Bailey was an American novelist and short story writer. —Source: Wikipedia
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