Valentine Be Mine by Jacqueline Farmer

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Chocolate, flowers, poems, gifts—all of these things are readily associated with Valentine’s Day, the most romantic holiday of the year. But how did this day devoted to the celebration of love come to be? How have the traditions associated with February 14th changed over the years, and how do people in different countries around the world mark the occasion?

In VALENTINE BE MINE, readers learn all about this special holiday, from its origin in Rome in the first century all the way to the distribution of Valentines among grade school students in classrooms today. A secondary layer of text provides more detailed information encouraging further research and discovery, while the collage-style art gives readers plenty of visual details to explore and uncover.

In addition to providing fascinating facts and stories about this romantic holiday, the book includes Valentine’s Day jokes and step-by-step instructions on how to make your own Valentine Day’s card and tissue paper flowers.

About Jacqueline Farmer

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Jacqueline Farmer is the author of Apples, Pumpkins, and O Christmas Tree: Its History and Holiday Traditions. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.Megan Halsey has illustrated more than forty books, including Amelia to Zora, Akira to Zoltan, and 3 Pandas Planting, which she also wrote. Megan lives in Landsdowne, Pennsylvania.Sean Addy's illustrations have appeared in children's books, newspapers, and magazines. He and Megan previously teamed up to illustrate Amelia to Zora and Akira to Zoltan. Sean lives in Port Jervis, New York.
Published January 1, 2013 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, History.

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Farmer (O Christmas Tree, 2010) offers a compelling survey of the history, legends, traditions and symbols of Valentine's Day for the primary school set.

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In addition to the history of the holiday, this book discusses the symbols of the day and has two crafts perfect for youngsters to create for Valentine’s Day.

Feb 14 2013 | Read Full Review of Valentine Be Mine

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed If your child is from age 6 - 9 years of age and has a vibrant curiosity, you can join him/her in a quest to find out more about Valentine's Day on February 14.

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