The Legend of the Valentine

The Legend of the Valentine

by Katherine Grace Bond
     
 

Marcus, a nine-year-old African-American boy living in Alabama in the sixties, learns the true meaning of valentines as he is faced with whether or not to forgive his classmates and others who have hurt him and his family. His wise grandmother tells him the true story of St. Valentine, who lived out his faith by loving others with the love of Christ and who was…  See more details below

Overview

Marcus, a nine-year-old African-American boy living in Alabama in the sixties, learns the true meaning of valentines as he is faced with whether or not to forgive his classmates and others who have hurt him and his family. His wise grandmother tells him the true story of St. Valentine, who lived out his faith by loving others with the love of Christ and who was persecuted and put to death by the Roman government. An especially tender moment occurs when Marcus's mother and he receive a handmade valentine from his father, who has been jailed because of his nonviolent protests in support of civil rights.

Author Biography: Katherine Grace Bond is a three-time winner of the Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals Award for fiction. She is the author of The Legend of the Valentine picture book. Katherine lives in the Cascade foothills in Washington with her husband, Andy, and their 4 children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310700395
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
12/01/1901
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.04(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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