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Arthur's Valentine

by Marc Brown

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Arthur's wrong guess about the identity of the secret admirer sending him valentine messages leads to teasing by the other children, but clues in additional messages allow him to get his due.

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  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
  lcslibrarian | Aug 13, 2020 |
Third Arthur book. Nice art, and this one even has a real story. Francine is secretly sending Arthur valentines, but Arthur hopes it might be the new girl, Sue Ellen, sending them. Francine has teased Arthur in the previous books, and he gets her back with a little trick, once he discovers that she is his secret admirer. This is the best Arthur book so far.
  Sopoforic | Apr 30, 2017 |
One of the early Arthur books as well as the debut of Sue Ellen, whom I had a crush on when I was younger...

Anyway, it's Valentine's Day and someone is sending Arthur Valentines. Who is it? Things aren't easy for Arthur because during his tries to find out, he gets embarrassed a couple of times. As for who's sending Arthur his valentines...read the book to find out.

The art is still primitive compared to the later entries, but it's getting better as Marc Brown really is developing these characters. Plus, Arthur's hometown has a folksy charm that you don't see in the more urban depiction of Elwood City from the acclaimed PBS series.

Not a great Arthur book, but still a good one. ( )
  maxwestart | Aug 13, 2013 |
As a huge fan of the television series, I was greatly disappointed at the lazy and sub-par writing of the books. The illustrations are very poorly done as well (especially if you have older editions of the books). Not good. just watch the show; it's on at seven on PBS every morning. ( )
  benuathanasia | Oct 14, 2012 |
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For Melanie, Lyn, and Felice--all of whom I regard with wonder and delight
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Someone was sending Arthur valentines, and Valentine's Day wasn't until Friday.
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Arthur's wrong guess about the identity of the secret admirer sending him valentine messages leads to teasing by the other children, but clues in additional messages allow him to get his due.

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Arthur is surprised to find he has a secret admirer. Someone is sending him Valentine messages, but he doesn't know who it is! Arthur's classmates start to tease him about it, until they all discover a sweet surprise.
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4 editions of this book were published by Hachette Book Group.

Editions: 0316111872, 0316110620, 0316118664, 0316054461


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