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The Drum: A Folktale from India (Story Cove: a World of Stories)

Rob Cleveland; Illustrator-Tom Wrenn

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ISBN 10: 0874838029 / ISBN 13: 9780874838022
Published by August House, 2006
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Title: The Drum: A Folktale from India (Story Cove:...

Publisher: August House

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

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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.

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The Story Cove Teacher Activity Pack includes: 7 copies of the Story Cove book; differentiated lesson plans for 4 grades; and CD with: Read-along audio tracks, animated version of the story, and downloadable lesson plans.

Story Cove was developed to meet the specific needs and interests of young readers. These captivating tales come from a variety of cultures and share timeless values and simple, universal lessons. Every story has been carefully selected, edited and leveled. The 8x8 paperbacks are supported with online animations and downloadable lesson plans that match the NCTE national standards. As a result, each child is able to develop a more personal, meaningful relationship with the stories and the characters.

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