Covers a bit creased. Minor shelf wear, corners bumped. There is a probable waterstain, as big as 2 1/2" tall, that extends across the top of the back cover and the last 30-40 pages.
"Louis is a Trumpeter Swan who came into the world lacking a voice. When his father explained to him that he was different from other cygnets, Louis felt scared. His father, however, promised to help. Sam Beaver, a boy who loved all wild things, took Louis to school, where he learned to read and write. This was a help, but it did not solve his major problem: he was in love with the beautiful swan, Serena, and she spurned him because he was defective. And that was when Louis's father, the old cob, did a difficult thing -- he put honor aside and stole a trumpet so his son would be able to woo his love. Louis's determination to become a trumpeter and pay off his father's debt takes him far from the wilderness he loves. But he succeeds and wins the swan of his desiring."
Black and white illustrations. A Harper Trophy book.
Est Level: 3rd - 8th grades.; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall