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Saint Valentine
By Robert Sabuda
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks

Saint Valentine tells the story of a Christian physician and martyr and the little blind girl he healed with eye salve and prayer. Just before Valentine is taken to his death, he writes her a note which she is finally able to see.

Robert Sabuda's illustrations are all paper mosaics. Those studying ancient Rome will find the illustrations very useful examples of the mosaic art form practiced in ancient Rome. Children could create there own paper mosaics after reading this book. Some may even want to create paper mosaic valentines.

Although the story claims that the note from Valentine to the little blind girl was the first valentine ever sent, the last page of the book includes notes on how the story of St. Valentine and the Roman festival of Lupercalia have been blended to create what has become our own Valentine's Day.


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