The Trumpet of the Swan Setting & Symbolism

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Pond in Canada

The book opens in the wild. The trumpeter swans have come to build a nest up north after the winter in Montana. The pond is in Canada and not to far from the place where Sam and his father are camping. There is all kinds of wild life around the pond. White has all the animals awaken. The swans find a good place for the nest and the mother swan builds her nest. The nest is big. It is six feet across. They have one predator who almost gets the mother. A fox. That was the only close call at this pond.

Red Rock Lakes, Montana

Many swans and other birds stay at Red Rock Lakes in the winter. There is a hot springs there, so the water does not freeze. Louis and his family always spend the winter there but go north in the...

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