The Story of Valentine's Day

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HarperCollins, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction
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Who was St. Valentine, and how did February 14th come to be a day to think about love? In simple, easy-to-read language, Clyde Robert Bulla reveals the ancient legends behind Valentine's Day celebrations and explains how they evolved over the centuries. Bright, colorful illustrations by Susan Estelle Kwas and helpful holiday tips, including a recipe for heart-shaped sugar cookies and instructions for creating antique-style valentines, make this the perfect Valentine's Day treat.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Thrift store find, because I love Valenti Angelo's work and respect Bulla. I have no idea how accurate this is, or how sanitized for children it might be, given that it's almost 50 yrs old. But it seems reasonable, and is reasonably interesting, and the simply drawn illustrations are charming. Read full review

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User Review  - rwalsh06 - LibraryThing

This book tells how Valentines day came about today. It also tells us how different places celebrated in different ways. This is a good book for Valentines day so the students know why exactly it is celebrated. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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.

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