Series: Dekker Christmas Tales #1
Published by Thomas Nelson on December 2006
Genres: Children's, Christmas
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The Drummer Boy is the perfect Christmas tale, filled with heart and emotion. Beautifully illustrated backgrounds serve as a canvas for Dekker’s poetic eloquence and give the reader a keen visual sense of the story.
In a not-so-improbable imagining of the not-so-distant future, a child named Daniel shall lead them all. In a world where Christmas has become the Holiday and any mention of Jesus is against the law, Daniel is given a drum. But this isn’t just any drum. The man who gave the drum to him said it was used by a very special boy long ago to herald the birth of a King—a great King named Jesus.
When Daniel mentions this King Jesus, who he’s never heard of, to his father, things get tense. The only way the name of Jesus can be spoken is if the Mayor moves heaven and earth to change the Law. From that point on, Daniel is determined. He must play for the King. He must march to the beat of his own drum—the one that beats in honor of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The heart of Christmas has been frozen by the materialism of a cold city and only a Drummer Boy can make it beat again.
The Drummer Boy is the perfect Christmas tale, filled with heart and emotion. Beautifully illustrated backgrounds serve as a canvas for Dekker’s poetic eloquence and give the reader a keen visual sense of the story. At 62 pages, and only a few thousand words, it’s the perfect tale to be read aloud and enjoyed by all around the Christmas season—or in any season.
Best known for his edgy thrillers and unforgettable villains, The Drummer Boy shows a different side of Dekker that’s just as good if not better. Don’t miss out on this Christmas tale from one of America’s greatest Storytellers.
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