The Valentine Box

The Valentine Box

By: Maud Hart Lovelace Complete Authored Works
Published by: Thomas Y. Crowell Company
Publication Date: 1966
List: Books to Celebrate Valentine's Day

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Janice started out for school on a snowy Valentine's Day with a lump in her throat. It is always hard to be a shy new girl, but today it was especially hard for Janice, because the fifth grade was having it's Valentine party.

What if there were no valentines for her in the big red Valentine Box? She had pasted and colored valentines for boys and girls in her class, and she hoped they would become her friends, but she hadn't made any real friends yet. Janice wished she could stay home, but of course she couldn't. Then, on the way to school, trudging through the snow, she had an adventure.

This is the story of a gentle girl, whose anxiety is one that all boys and girls share, and of how this special day became a happy one for her. Maud Hard Lovelace is beloved for her Betsy-Tacy books. In The Valentine Box she again illuminates the familiar with her warmth and insight.

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