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E. B. White was born in Mount Vernon, NY, and graduated from Cornell University. He was awarded the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for both Charlotte's Web, a Newbery Honor Book, and Stuart Little. The Trumpet of the Swan was named an ALA Notable Book. Mr. White, who wrote seventeen books of prose and poetry, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973. Fred Marcellino's picture books include Puss in Boots, a Caldecott Honor Book: The Steadfast Tin Soldier, an ALA Booklist Children's Editors' Choice: and The Pelican Chorus, one of School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. The Story of Little Babaji and Ouch! are both ALA Notable Books. and I, Crocodile was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 1999. Mr. Marcellino lives in New York City.
"The Trumpet of the Swan glows with the primal ecstasies of space and flight, of night and day, of nurturing and maturing, of courtship and art." - John Updike, The New York Times"
Learning Activities: Integrate the novel unit with wildlife studies. The Trumpeter Swan Society's website (http://www.trumpeterswansociety.org/index.html) contains a wealth of information, including sound clips of the swans' voices. Create an interactive Word Wall utilizing the novel's rich vocabulary. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.