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Title:
The story of Valentine's Day
Author:
Bulla, Clyde Robert.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Newly illustrated edition, first edition.
Publication Information:
[New York] : HarperCollins, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Relates the history and describes the customs of this holiday from its beginning in Roman times to the present. Includes directions for making a paper valentine and sugar cookies.
General Note:
"The text for this book was first published in St. Valentine's Day ... written by Clyde Robert Bulla and illustrated by Valenti Angelo in 1965"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.8 0.5 83943.

Reading Counts RC K-2 4.8 2 Quiz: 20815.
ISBN:
9780060278830

9780060278847
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Relates the history and describes the customs of this holiday from its beginning in Roman times to the present. Includes directions for making a paper valentine and sugar cookies.


Author Notes

Clyde Robert Bulla was born in King City, Missouri in 1914. His first school was a one-room country house.

He started out writing stories. After numerous rejections, he finally sold a story to a pulp magazine. He sold more stories to magazines to earn money. He eventually turned to writing children's books. Bulla's first children's book "The Donkey Cart," was published in 1946. He has published over 80 titles including "Squanto: Friend of the Pilgrims," "The Chalk Box Kid," "Shoeshine Girl," "The Sword in the Tree" and "The Paint Brush Kid".

Clyde Bulla passed away on May 23, 2007 in Warrenburg Missouri.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5, somewhat younger for reading aloud. Originally published in 1965 with the title St. Valentine's Day, this volume has been substantially rewritten and completely re-illustrated. Longer and more informative, the new text explains the holiday's origins and evolution as well as the customs connected with its celebration today. The book ends with directions for making two types of old-fashioned Valentine cards and a recipe for heart-shaped sugar cookies. Lively, expressive ink drawings, brightened with richly colored washes, illustrate the many facets of Valentine's Day through the ages. A good addition to holiday collections. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3Colorful new illustrations update this text first published as St. Valentines Day (Crowell, 1965; o.p.). In it, Bulla offers a cheerful explanation of one of our oldest and most mysterious holidays, and gives the history and customs associated with it. From ancient Rome, through Victorian England, and on to modern celebrations, the author provides examples of how love and friendship are expressed. Craft ideas and a cookie recipe are appended. The information is more compact and is presented with more energy than in Edna Barths Heart, Cupids, and Red Roses (Clarion, 1982). An attractive addition to holiday shelves that gives librarians something to offer primary graders besides Gail Gibbonss Valentines Day (Holiday, 1986).Jane Claes, T. J. Lee Elementary School, Irving, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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