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?
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And yet retain all of the charm and curious moral power of 'Peter and the Wolf.' " Norman, who won her Pulitzer Prize for the 1983 drama " 'night, Mother" and her Tony Award for the stage adaptation of "The Secret Garden," says that since she first read "Trumpet" 15 years ago, she has been obs...Nov 28 2008 | Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
Louie's skill at reading and writing doesn't do him any good with the swans, who can't understand him, but he does find a sweet girl swan named Serena who understands him without words.Jan 10 2005 | Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
And, sadly, even Little Richard sounds like a pale shadow of his former self on the clinker musical number "Louie Louie Louie."Aug 16 2001 | Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
In my mind, there are two categories of childrens entertainments: kinds .Jun 04 2016 | Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
Unable to communicate, Louie convinces Sam (Sam Gifaldi), a young boy, to take him along to his elementary school in order to learn how to read and write.| Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
Christopher Michael Venditti's trumpet is the voice of Louis the trumpeter swan, who was born unable to make a sound in 'The Trumpet of the Swan.' A Kennedy Center presentation of a play with music in one act, adapted by Marsha Norman from the book by E.B.Dec 05 2008 | Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
Songs, too, are unmemorable, even one called "Louie Louie Louie" that is performed by Little Richard.Editor, Joseph L.May 10 2001 | Read Full Review of The Trumpet of the Swan
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