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The Story of Valentine's Day by Clyde Robert…

The Story of Valentine's Day (1965)

by Clyde Robert Bulla

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Series: Crowell Holiday Book

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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. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Sep 13, 2013 |
Summary: This book talks about Valentines Day and what it is today and how it came to be. Thousands of years ago the Romans called it Lupercus becuase he was a God who protected the people from wolves. Girls would write their names on a paper and boys would draw them out of an urn and they would be partners in festivities and most would marry. It goes on to talk about other traditions that came of it and other places around the world that adapted it.
Genre: Mythology because it talks about a tradition that is still going on today that started more than two thousand years ago. The author talks about the many places where "Valentines Day" came about and the different traditions places added or incorporated into their version of the holiday.
Setting: The author uses setting to show the reader where the story is taking place. First, it starts off in modern time because the author shows a modern day classroom making cards and giving people Valentines. The setting switches to early Rome where the tradition begun showing pictures of Roman gods and telling the reader of the life and beliefs from that time period.
Media: Illustrations with color ( )
  MollyBeaumont | Oct 11, 2011 |
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Valentine's Day wasn't always a time for pink cupcakes and mushy greeting cards. Most scholars say this love-focused day leapt gleefully from the Roman holiday Lupercalia, a festival celebrated more than 2,000 years ago to mark the beginning of spring. After Christianity came to Rome, the Church decided to use this day to honor a priest instead. They renamed the holiday St. Valentine's Day, and scooted the date back to February 14. The Story of Valentine's Day, artfully illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas, paints the history of this age-old occasion in a style and presentation that's as straight as a Cupid's arrow. Kids will learn about the mysterious character Valentine, how the tradition of the day spread to other countries, and when the very first valentine was written. If inspired, they can make their own old-fashioned valentines and sugar cookies with the instructions in the back! (Ages 8 and older)

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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.

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