Louis is a trumpeter swan who can’t make a noise. Noticed by a shy but thoughtful boy Sam, Louis attends school and learns to read and write. But Louis’s father has another plan to help Louis learn to “speak,” and it involves a trumpet. E.B. White’s prose shines in this book, which beautifully describes both the nature world, and the nature of friendship. Note: Wonderful for encouraging kids to start journaling!
- Read-Aloud Interest Level: Early Elementary – Late Elementary
- Independent Reading Level: 4.9