The Drum: A Folktale from India (2020)

The Drum: A Folktale from India Rob Cleveland Tom Wrenn The Drum A Folktale from India 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 t
  • Title: The Drum: A Folktale from India
  • Author: Rob Cleveland Tom Wrenn
  • ISBN: 9780874838022
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
The Drum: A Folktale from India Rob Cleveland Tom Wrenn 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 hisA 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.
The Drum: A Folktale from India Rob Cleveland Tom Wrenn

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  1. Jill

    This story is about a poor boy and his mother He understands they don t have much, but each other, so accepts his torn and ratty clothes One day, when his mother is to go to the market to sell their grain, she asks him what he would like her to bring him He knows she can t buy it, but he tells her he would like a drum The mother was sad since she too knew she couldn t buy the drum She heads off down the road to the market, crying to herself She almost trips over a little old man in the road He a [...]

  2. Van Phan

    This book was not only touching but it ends with a great moral Most hardship comes with the upmost understanding and patience The little boy in this book knew of his family circumstances and knew the things he want may seem impossible to have The little boy wanted a drum, simple He knew his mother wasn t able to afford it and he s was fine with it The overall moral of the story is not about understanding or living with what you have, the lesson of the whole story is that with compassion and the [...]

  3. Natalie Hendry

    Drum is about a little boy who has always wanted a drum One day his poor mother is going to the market and asks what the little boy would want He asks his mother for a drum, but she knows that she cannot afford it On the way to the market an old man stopped the woman and gave her a stick and told her that it could be magic The mother gave the sick to the son and told him it could possibly be magic Then boy then goes on a journey giving different items to people and trading for new things each ti [...]

  4. Zoraya Brown

    I absolutely loved this book and enjoyed reading it I would use it to talk to children about positivity, patience, friendship, sharing and trying to make the best of bad situations With each turn of events, we would discuss how each character received their gifts, what happened in return, and why how it happened At the end, I would ask each child what they heard, saw and learned from the story and how it relates to their friends I would them have them draw a picture that represented the story I [...]

  5. Mikaela Rizik

    This folktale picture book is set in India about a poor boy whose dream is to have drums His dream takes him on an adventure he never thought would happen and meets many people who lead him through his journey.This book was almost set up as a graphic novel with the pictures but the words are not in bubbles they are below the pictures in the white space The pictures and text go well with each other where the reader could probably examine the images and understand what the story is about I would h [...]

  6. Jaylin Brooks

    This is a story about a poor boy who dreams of having a drum some day He goes on a journey and does good things for others which eventually results in him receiving a drum.

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