trumpet of the swanOur first book is here!  My daughter has chosen a classic for the first discussion– “Trumpet of the Swan” by E.B. White.  As we move forward with our book notes, please note that we will jump around in age and interest level of the books so that we can have something that appeals to a wide variety of audiences.  For more information on that, click here.  Here’s the rundown:

  • Name:  “Trumpet of the Swan”
  • Author:  E.B. White
  • AR Level:  4.9
  • Interest:  Middle Grades (4-8)
  • Pages:  252

Synopsis from Goodreads:  

Like the rest of his family, Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can’t trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can’t even make a sound. And since he can’t trumpet his love, the beautiful swan Serena pays absolutely no attention to him.

Louis tries everything he can think of to win Serena’s affection — he even goes to school to learn to read and write. But nothing seems to work. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love?

Reading Schedule

Here is the schedule for when I will post Book Notes.  My family is going to be reading this one a little slower than normal because my daughter is finishing up a 500-page book in addition to this one.  You can read and discuss with us, or you can go at your own pace.

Happy reading!



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