The Trumpet of the Swan by EB White

Louis the Swan is born without a voice. A trumpeter swan with no voice can’t get a mate or survive and so Louis decides to learn to read and write, his father decides to get him a trumpet, and then Louis decides to go to work to earn money.

I really liked The Trumpet of the Swan. It’s a sweet story and often funny. The only problem was I kept mentally screaming at the book, “He is a swan, people!” because characters would acknowledge he was a bird, but not find anything he did to be strange. I had to repeatedly remind myself to suspend my disbelief and that kept pulling me out of the book and decreased my enjoyment of it. I do recommend it to middle grade age kids. It makes a great family read-aloud.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 13
Pages Read in 2018: 2243
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