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Despite being a child's prize possession, a toy drummer boy is accidentally thrown in the trash. Separated from all he knows, the drummer boy has a series of dangerous adventures, including run-ins with rats at the city dump and falling from a bell tower. Through it all, the drummer boy remains brave--comforting himself, and all he meets, with the sound of his beautiful drumming. Will the percussionist ever find his way back home to the child who loves him best of all? Acrylic paintings accompany the text.
In a wintry little town, a drummer boy appears on a child's doorstep. And when it is still and quiet, the drummer boy plays, boom pum pum boom pum, and warms the child's heart. But one day the drummer boy is accidentally knocked into the trash, sending him on a journey he never imagined?a journey on which he continues to play his drum, warming the hearts of others, from a rat to an owl to a snowman. And in a touching conclusion, his own heart is warmed as he plays to his most perfect audience: the baby in a manger. Loren Long brings this story of an unforgettable little drummer boy to vivid life with his timeless and magical art.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Religious / Christian, Holidays + Celebrations / Christmas
Publisher: Philomel Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Loren Long
Street Date: October 2, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-3022