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  • Published: 17 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780399251740
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $32.99

Drummer Boy



In this enchanting, original story, Loren Long brings stunningly to life a new little drummer boy at whose heart is the true and giving spirit of Christmas.

In a wintry little town, a toy drummer boy appears mysteriously on a child's doorstep.  The child loves the little drummer boy, and the drummer boy loves the child, giving the child the only gift he can. He plays his drum: boom pum pum boom pum.

But when he accidentally falls into the trash, the drummer boy is sent on a scary and snowy journey! Even so, as he is carried and flown and almost buries in snow, the little drummer boy still gives the gift he can to a rat and a snowman and the night time stars: boom pum pum boom pum.

In this enchanting, original story, Loren Long brings stunningly to life a new little drummer boy at whose heart is the true and giving spirit of Christmas.

  • Published: 17 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780399251740
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Loren Long

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the re-creation of the childhood classic The Little Engine That Could and Madonna's Mr. Peabody's Apples. He has illustrated many other favourites, including Frances Ward Weller's The Day the Animals Came.

Loren has fond memories of creating paper boats with his brothers on rainy days and following them as they floated down the gutters. It was these memories that drew him to illustrate Toy Boat.

Loren lives near Cincinnati, USA with his wife and two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first.

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