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Drummer Hoff

Illustrated by Ed Emberley
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About The Book

A rhyming, vibrantly illustrated picture book based on the folk song of seven soldiers.

Ed Emberley won the 1968 Caldecott Medal for his bold illustrations for Barbara Emberley’s jaunty adaptation of the cumulative folk song about soldiers who build a magnificent cannon and Drummer Hoff, who fires it off.

About The Authors

Barbara and Ed Emberley’s collaborations include the Caldecott Honor Book One Wide River to Cross. Ed’s books have also been honored on the New York Times’s annual Best Illustrated Books List. The Emberleys live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Barbara and Ed Emberley’s collaborations include the Caldecott Honor Book One Wide River to Cross. Ed’s books have also been honored on the New York Times’s annual Best Illustrated Books List. The Emberleys live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

About The Illustrator

Barbara and Ed Emberley’s collaborations include the Caldecott Honor Book One Wide River to Cross. Ed’s books have also been honored on the New York Times’s annual Best Illustrated Books List. The Emberleys live in Ipswich, Massachusetts.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 1, 1967)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671662486
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • ALA Caldecott Medal

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