It's Valentine's Day in the village! See who's been making, sending, and getting warm wishes from Clifford the grumpy turtle to kindly Gus the tailor. Here are seven Valentine vignettes sure to bring love and laughs to any village.
About the Author
James Stevenson is an op-ed contributor to the New York Times. His popular column, "Lost and Found New York," has appeared regularly in the newspaper since 2003. He was on the staff of The New Yorker for more than three decades; his work includes 2,000 cartoons and 80 covers, as well as reporting and fiction. He is also the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books. He lives in Connecticut.
Read an Excerpt
"Sending any valentines this year, Clifford?" asked Maureen.
"Certainly not!" said Clifford.
"Why not?" said Maureen.
"I have a strict rule," said Clifford.
"I never send a valentine to anybody unless they send me one first."
"You might have to wait a while," said Maureen.
"I already have," said Clifford.
"How long?" said Maureen.
"Fifty-six years," said Clifford.
Copyright © 1995 by James Stevenson