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Drummer Boy by Loren Long

Drummer Boy (edition 2008)

by Loren Long

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Title:Drummer Boy
Authors:Loren Long
Info:Philomel Books
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Tags:Christmas, drums

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One wintry day a surprise gift is left on a doorstep. A little boy opens the gift to find a toy drummer boy. The little boy loves this gift, and when all is quiet the drummer boy plays his drum. All is well until one day the drummer boy is accidentally swept into the trash. Alone, the drummer boy begins a long, cold, and scary journey across the city. At each step along the way, the drummer boy plays his drum. After being nearly buried in snow, the drummer boy almost loses hope. Will he ever see the little boy again? Check this book out and read it with your child to find out.

The Bottom Line: By sharing this heartwarming tale, you'll rediscover the true spirit of Christmas. This beautifully and richly illustrated picture book will take you on a holiday journey. Highly recommended for kids in grades 1 – 3.

This review also appears at the Mini Book Bytes Book Review Blog. ( )
  aya.herron | Jul 17, 2016 |
A simple tale filled with child-like delight. When a mysterious package arrives on the little boy's doorstep, inside he discovers a marvelous drummer boy. When by accident, the drummer boy is swept away in the garbage, the drummer boy makes a long journey, meeting many animals to guide him, he eventually returns and plays for baby Jesus. ( )
  Whisper1 | Jan 8, 2014 |
A strange package shows up at a little boys front door. Inside the package is a little drummer boy. The little drummer boy gets lost and with the help of many different sources he is found again and plays his drum for baby jesus. ( )
  caitlin.wester | Dec 11, 2012 |
This book tells the story of Little Drummer Boy who is given as a gift to a little boy. When the Little Drummer Boy is accidentally thrown in the trash, he goes on a journey to be returned all the while playing his drum. With the help of an owl, the wind, and a dog, the Little Drummer Boy is found by the little boy and is taken home to play at the manger of Baby Jesus.
Genre: Fantasy
Critique: This book is a good example of fantasy because it gives human feelings to a snowman and an owl, and has the Little Drummer Boy playing the drum all by himself.
Media: Acrylic ( )
  khoecker10 | Nov 14, 2012 |
On a cold winter's day there was a package delivered to the front door of a young boy's home. It was not addressed to anyone in particular, nor was it from anyone in particular. It had a note attached to it that read to open it early before Christmas. It was a drummer boy-just what the child wanted. The Drummer Boy knocked went everywhere with the boy and was placed on his desk at night. That night the dog's tail knocked it down into the trash can which then got taken out by his mother, and thrown into the garbage truck going to the city dump. There, an ugly rat encountered the drummer boy. He began to play his drum, and the rat ran off not bothering him. He was then scooped up by an owl and taken to the owl's nest to feed the babies. Instead the drummer boy played his drums and put the baby owls to sleep. From there mother owl carried the drummer in her beak and dropped him on top of a city bell tower. There he played his drums for the town. The wind blew in the morning and knocked the drummer into the snow where he was stuck. He was finally picked up by a dog and dropped by the foot of a giant snowman. He played his drums giving the snowman a cozy chill. He was then carried to a cemetery by a racoon, where the boy found him next to his grandmother's grave. They were reunited in time for Christmas and the boy listened to the drummer boy play warming his own heart.
  haleyg | Nov 29, 2011 |
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In a wintry little town not far from here, a package was left on the doorstep of no particular home with a note that read: “Open now and enjoy the Christmas spirit early.”
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039925174X, Hardcover)

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.

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After accidentally being thrown away, a beloved toy drummer boy goes on an adventure that eventually brings him back to a warm home, where he is placed near baby Jesus in a manger scene.

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