The Ballad of Valentine

The Ballad of Valentine

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Love really is blind in this hilarious and pitch-perfect Valentine's Day picture book, set to the familiar rhythms of "Clementine," one of our most beloved American folk songs. Alison Jackson, author of the Thanksgiving favorite "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie," cleverly replaces the heroine of "Clementine" with a dreamy girl named Valentine who keeps missing what's right in front of her nose: the love letters being sent her way by a smitten admirer. Whether carried by pigeon, pony, or freight train, his messages continue to go unnoticed or undelivered. But just when the lovelorn writer loses all hope, something unexpected happens that proves his crush isn't so one-sided after all. Brought to life by the larky illustrations of Tricia Tusa, this silly and sweet tale is perfect for little valentines as well as grown-up sweethearts.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231.6 x 265.2 x 9.1mm | 408.24g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0525467203
  • 9780525467205
  • 1,731,786

Review quote

This inspired treatment of an age-old tale communicates plenty about love. ("Publishers Weekly", starred review) Funny and satisfying. ("Kirkus Reviews")show more

About Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson is the award-winning artist who created the BBC TV series Double Take and the internationally acclaimed Schweppes advertising campaign. After studying sculpture and then Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, Alison's work, has for the last five years, astonished and sometimes shocked audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Tricia Tusa lives in Houston, Texas.show more

Rating details

299 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 34% (101)
4 40% (119)
3 22% (67)
2 3% (9)
1 1% (3)
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