The Little Drummer Boy by Ezra Jack Keats

The Little Drummer Boy

byEzra Jack KeatsIllustratorEzra Jack Keats

Paperback | October 2, 2000

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A procession travels to Bethlehem, bringing gifts for the newborn baby Jesus. The little drummer boy comes along, although he is too poor to bring a present fit for a king. Instead, he plays a song on his drum for the Christ Child. Within the little drummer boy's seemingly simple gift lies the true spirit of Christmas. Ezra Jack Keats' vivid, jewel-toned artwork perfectly illustrates this classic holiday carol. Music for the song appears at the back of the book. "Keats evocatively portrays this story." -Publishers Weekly

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Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most i...
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Title:The Little Drummer BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.06 × 7.56 × 0.12 inPublished:October 2, 2000Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140567437

ISBN - 13:9780140567434

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 8

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