Marcel, a young tundra swan, is tired from the first half of a winter migration.
One thousand miles is a long way to fly—too long for Marcel, so he hides in the rushes
to stay behind while his parents and the flock continue south. But with the lake
nearly frozen over, he soon realizes that he is not cut out for life on ice. Other
animals offer advice about how to survive the winter, but their ways of living aren’t
right for the swan. Hungry and scared, he falls asleep – only to be awakened by a
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