Daniel and the Drum Rock

by Florence Parker Simister
Rated 4.6 out of 5


Rated 4 out of 5
January 10, 2022

Daniel has moved from France to the Colonies for religious freedom. But English settlers make lots of trouble for Daniel’s French Village. Daniel makes a friend with Netop, a Native American, and John Gibbs, an English boy. Both are Daniel’s age. From secret meetings to fist fights, and if you liked Zeke the Fisher Cat, you will like this book.
-Adin, age 12


Listened on Audible.

Rated 5 out of 5
October 28, 2021

My 7 year old son was enthralled with the story. He loved it so much, that we started it over. We love all of TGATB content we have.


My kids still laugh about Netop's lack of proper clothing

Rated 5 out of 5
July 15, 2020

Fun story, our large brood of kids all enjoyed it! Satisfying ending and great historical details. Daniel’s native friend Netop had his bum basically hanging out in the pictures. This gave everyone a good laugh and has become a running joke in our family.


Fun Historical Fiction

Rated 4 out of 5
May 19, 2020

This was a fun book that opened up some good discussion with my boys about early American settlers in general and the French Huguenots in particular. My nine year old enjoyed this one right along with me.

Becky P.

Perfect for my 12 year old son

Rated 5 out of 5
April 17, 2020

What a great book! We have struggled to find good AND entertaining books for my 12 year old son, but this book was one we couldn’t put down. There is mystery, suspense, and a great moral lesson.

Laura F.
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Level 7

Fallen twigs and branches crackled beneath his feet. Animals scurried away, frightened by the noise of the running. Occasionally a vine slapped his face, but he only laughed and ran on effortlessly.

He had a friend his own age. He had not known such joy as filled his heart now since the days in France before the king’s soldiers came and made life unbearable for the French Huguenots.

Daniel Chapelier and his family have traveled from France to England to America, fleeing religious persecution and seeking land to call their own. When they finally settle in the colony of Rhode Island, they hope their trials are over. All is well until their English neighbors start making trouble. Can Daniel and his new Indian friend, Netop, find a way to keep the peace between the angry settlers?

120 pages

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