by E.B. White (Our 50 States, Rocky Mountains)
Louis is a trumpeter swan who is born without a voice. Sam is a young boy who is fascinated by the wild things of nature. Because of their friendship, Louis learns how to read, write, play the trumpet, and win the heart of the beautiful swan Serena; and Sam discovers what he wants to be when he grows up.
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