59. The trumpet of the swan

The trumpet of the swan - E. B. WhiteMy son and I read this; I found it in a stack of books by the side of the road. I thought it was great. He was on-and-off interested. White has a knack for anthropomorphizing animals without pulling them totally out of the animal world. His people and animals live in a weird in-between world, where animals and people can relate but both retain their distinct otherness. Anyway, that was all evident here, and I remembered all the things I liked about this book when I read it, as a kid: Louis and his trumpet, his easy triumphs over the human world, his earning money and making his way and defending his father’s honor and winning his sweetheart’s love. E. B. White, man…

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