Henry David Thoreau once said, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears; however measured or far away.”
How cool is that? So what happens to the person who gathers the courage to follow that unique combination of beats without allowing others to trip him up? He or she finds self acceptance--a peace brought about by doing what comes natural. Let's face it: Following the crowd can be exhausting if you're not into it.
As Ned Herts follows the ups and downs of his secret path, marching to his own drum, the authors hope readers will relate to his struggles and find the strength to forge their unique paths. In addition to the first two books of Ned's middle grade series ....
... here's a great picture book for even younger children! No, we didn't write it, but we wish we had!