E. B. White's The Trumpet Of The Swan is the story of a dumb trumpeter swan, Louis, who meets a boy named Sam. Sam brings Louis to school and teaches him to read and write. He even gives Louis a slate and pencil so that Louis can communicate with people. When Louis finds out that the other swans cant read, his father gets Louis a trumpet. I liked watching peoples amazement seeing a swan walk right up to them and asking them a question on his slate. It was fun watching Louis make money to pay for his stolen trumpet. I loved this book!