Anyway, with his permission, this month's For the Love of Books post comes from his very own hand-penned words. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I still think he has a good summary of the story; and with the exception of the lack of a concluding statement, he followed his other specifications perfectly. This is a story of determination, redemption, and love and is written for children ages eight to twelve. Enjoy!
The Trumpet of the Swan is written by E.B. White. This fiction book has 210 pages and takes place in Canada.
Louis the Trumpeter Swan was born on a small lake in southern Canada. As charming as he was, unfortunately, he was born without a voice. In an effort to communicate with the other swans, Louis learns to write but is disappointed to find that most swans cannot read. He is even more disappointed when he could not talk to Serena, the swan he loves. Feeling sorry for his son, Louis' father gets Louis a trumpet by stealing it. To get his father out of debt, Louis uses the trumpet to earn money by being a camp bugler, playing music for the swan boats in Boston, and playing at a country club in Philadelphia. After about a year, Louis was able to give his father the money and leave with Serena to start their own family.
I learned that the more you practice the better you will get. Louis practiced the trumpet and was able to play many pieces of music. I also learned that you should not try to get money fast. You should instead work hard to earn it. Louis worked hard and earned $4,420.78.
I like this paragraph because it shows how much Sam Beaver, a boy who watched the swans and helped Louis, liked birds. It happens when a fox is attacking Louis' mother.
Just as the fox was about to spring and sink its teeth into the swan's neck, a stick came hurtling through the air. It struck the fox full on the nose, and he turned and ran away. The two swans couldn't imagine what happened. Then they noticed a movement in the bushes. Out stepped Sam Beaver, the boy who visited them a month ago.I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It was very funny and humorous. I like the way the author shared the characters' feelings. It was very descriptive. It was overall a very good book definitely worth reading.
I have read this entire book.
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