Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

by Reagan Miller
     
 

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
How did Valentine's Day start? According to this title in the "Celebrations in My World" series, the roots of the holiday go back to ancient Rome and its name comes from a priest named Valentine. The customs associated with the holiday spread with the Romans when they conquered most of Europe and later they followed the immigrants from Europe who came to North America. The actual exchange of cards did not begin until the 1400s. The idea seems to have really caught on since more than a billion people mail Valentine's Day cards each year. Among the best known symbols related to this holiday are red hearts and cupid with his arrows. Gifts that are exchanged include candy (usually in red heart-shaped boxes), flowers (especially red roses) and heart shaped cookies. The book contains plenty of trivia about the holiday and a list of countries that celebrate it as well as an activity—making an acrostic valentine. The book closes with a glossary and index. Useful for school and classroom libraries to answer basic questions about this winter holiday. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778747772
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Celebrations in My World
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
NC760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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