Hearts, Cupids and Red Roses: The Story of the  Valentines Symbols  -     By: Edna Barth
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Hearts, Cupids and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentines Symbols

Houghton-mifflin / 2001 / Paperback

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Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions such as exchanging cards on Valentine's Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them? In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, Hearts, Cupids, and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentine Symbols is both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, featuring an eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities. Inside the paperback covers includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index. For ages 8-12.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Houghton-mifflin
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 0618067914
ISBN-13: 9780618067916
Availability: In Stock
Ages: 8-12

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Describes the celebration of St. Valentine's Day from pagan festivals to present-day activities.

Each of our holidays has its own familiar traditions: Trick-or-treating on Halloween, eating turkey on Thanksgiving, waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas, exchanging cards on Valentine’s Day. But where do these customs come from, when did they begin, and why do we continue to observe them?

In the engaging blend of careful research and lively prose that has earned her books a lasting place on the holiday bookshelf, Edna Barth explores the multicultural origins and evolution of the familiar and not-so-familiar symbols and legends associated with our favorite holidays. Full of fascinating historical details and little-known stories, these books are both informative and engaging. Festively illustrated by Ursula Arndt, they are now available again in hardcover as well as paperback editions, featuring new, eye-catching jacket designs, and fun holiday activities inside the paperback covers. Each book includes an annotated list of holiday stories and poems and an index.

Author Bio

Ursula Arndt has illustrated a number of popular children's books, including the six holiday titles written by Edna Barth for Clarion. She is now retired and lives in Germany.
The late Edna Barth worked as a librarian, a teacher, and an editor of books for young people before becoming the author of many well-known books for children.

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