The Drum: A Folktale From India by Rob ClevelandThe Drum: A Folktale From India by Rob Cleveland

The Drum: A Folktale From India

byRob ClevelandIllustratorTom Wrenn

Paperback | January 30, 2006

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A little bit of generosity goes a long way. This timeless story from India is about a poor boy's dream of having his own drum. His mother is very poor and cannot afford to buy her son the one thing in the world that he really wants. The poor boy's dream takes him on one of the most unlikely journeys and ultimately leads to attaining his dream. The folktale begins with his mother bringing home a magical stick that was given to her by a strange, little old man. The boy takes the stick with him on his journey and along the way he finds people in need of help. He offers them what little he has and they of course repay him with whatever they have in return. By the end of the story, his series of good deeds leads him to a traditional wedding ceremony where he saves the wedding day for the bride and groom when he presents them with a horse. In return, for his good deed, he receives a drum like the one he was dreaming of at the beginning of the story. This magical Indian story about a poor boy and his drum will teach readers the importance of caring, fairness and responsibility.
Rob Cleveland Bio: Rob Cleveland is an award winning author, professional storyteller, workshop leader, accomplished film and stage actor, as well as a popular comedian. Rob has authored seven Story Cove picture books. He is also a popular keynote speaker for state and regional reading conferences where he shares his persp...
Title:The Drum: A Folktale From IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 8.17 × 8.05 × 0.08 inPublished:January 30, 2006Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874838029

ISBN - 13:9780874838022

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5