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The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
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Dec 09, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: kids-books
Recommended to Jeana by: Bianca Quigley
Recommended for: Eric
Read in December, 2009

Bianca says it's a tie between Trumpet of the Swan and Charlotte's Web for her favorite book. She "recommended" it to me after her third reading. And it was so worth it. This is a charming, remarkable little book about a mute swan who overcomes his difficulties and perseveres. I love how White takes real-life challenges and makes them fun and accessible with animals. I wish I had read this one as a child. I think it should be mandatory reading for all kids, along with Charlotte's Web of course.

As I was reading, I totally got why this is a favorite of Bianca's--with the music, the humor, the sweetness. Great book. I recommend it to children and adults alike.

Oh, and can I just mention how much I LOVED the illustrations in this version. So sweet!
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Rachel The audio version of this is worth checking out too.

Jenna Omg, why is this book not extremely popular? Today everyone's obsessed with fights to the death in a public arena but I loved this just as much as you!

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