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The Three Mouths of Little Tom Drum

By Nancy Willard
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

Lack of self-control has shocking consequences, but inventiveness carries the day in a contemporary fairy tale from Newbery Medalist Nancy Willard, with art by Kevin Hawkes.

Little Tom Drum loves strawberry pie so much that he creeps down to the kitchen at night to get one more slice of that sweet, flaky goodness resting on the windowsill in the moonlight . . . pie his mother made for tomorrow’s birthday party. If only he had thought twice! Bearing the marks of his greediness, Tom Drum resigns himself to a reclusive life, but soon gains fame as a child inventor. Can his imagination and ingenuity lead to his own reinvention? Kevin Hawkes’s comical illustrations, brimming with creativity, add to the fantastic and the cautionary in this original fairy tale by award-winning poet Nancy Willard.

  • Award-winning author Nancy Willard returns to the picture book world with a fun, inventive story.
  • Kevin Hawkes ebullient illustrations ground the reader in this fanciful modern fairy tale.
  • Readers will delight in Tom Drum's creative inventions.

About the author

Nancy Willard (1936–2017) was the author of numerous books for children and adults, including A Visit to William Blake’s Inn, illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen, which was a Newbery Medal winner, a National Book Award Finalist, and a Caldecott Honor Book.The recipient of numerous National Endowment for the Arts grants for poetry, Nancy Willard also taught fairy tales, children’s literature, and other subjects at Vassar College from 1965 to 2012.

About the illustrator

Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator and author-illustrator of a number of popular books for children, including Weslandia by Paul Fleischman, commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, and Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, a New York Times bestseller. Kevin Hawkes lives in Gorham, Maine.

ISBN: 9780763654764
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Dimensions: 215 x 269mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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