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The Little Drummer Boy

Adapted by Bernadette Watts / Illustrated by Bernadette Watts
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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This classic Christmas story about a shy boy who plays his trusted drum for the newborn king will charm children and parents alike. 

A brand new story from Bernadette Watts, never before published.

Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone College of Art in Kent, UK, for a time under the tutelage of Brian Wildsmith and was also taught by David Hockney. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Bremen Town Musicians. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career more than fifty years ago.?

The beautiful illustrations are filled with detail and seem to be lit from above by the star. A lovely retelling of the classic song.

– Katrina Yurenka, Youth Services Book Review

For families interested in revisiting a favorite Christmas theme.

– Kirkus Reviews

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