In The Little Drummer Boy, a procession travels to Bethlehem, carrying with them their finest gifts to give to the Baby Jesus. The little drummer boy comes along, but he is too poor to bring a present fit for a king. Instead, he plays a song on his drum for the Christ Child. For many who grew up with "The Little Drummer Boy," this classic story of the encounter between a poor boy and the baby Jesus embodies the true spirit of Christmas. Now, to enchant a new generation, Kristina Rodanas has illustrated the familiar song. Her rich paintings cast an exotic, magical glow over the beloved words, and her unique vision of the scene delicately captures the boy's feelings of uncertainty, tenderness, and joy.