The Ballad of Valentine
by Alison Jackson

by Alison Jackson
illustrated by Tricia Tusa

Told to the folk song "My Darling, Clementine" this title shares the story of a bashful man who sends love messages to his sweetheart but each meets with a mishap and never arrives.

At the end, even though she never receives any of his messages, she travels from her home across a canyon to deliver special treat just for him.

In their review, School Library Journal said "Without ever being treacly or melodramatic, this fun book is ideal for Valentine's Day programs." 

Interest Level:  Kindergarten - 3rd grade

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