The Trumpet of the Swan

One of my all-time favorite books is The Trumpet of the Swan. It’s not the best-known E. B. White book, but it’s the one I can’t seem to forget. I haven’t read it in about 35 years, but I still remember learning the word “watercress” from a description of a sandwich the swan was eating in a hotel. I remember the swan as clever, persistent, and heroic. I remember feeling sorry for him at the beginning of the book because he couldn’t make noise, but he never let that stop him!

My favorite E. B. White quote is from
The Trumpet of the Swan — image from Harper & Row

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