Saint Valentine retold and illustrated by Robert Sabuda
This standard size picture book tells the story of the real Saint Valentine and leads us to understand why February 14 was declared St. Valentine's Day by the Pope in 496 AD. A well-written story with a plot that ends just before his execution. I've read this before to my older son and the 8yo enjoyed it very much. The first thing to strike him was the illustrations. "Why are the pictures all squares, mum?" So before reading the book I told him a bit about ancient Rome and the art of mosaics. Enjoyable book and a must for Christians who want to explain the religious meaning of the secular holiday.