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The Valentine Star

The Valentine Star

by Patricia Reilly Giff Illustrated by Blanche Sims, Blanche L. Sims
Emily Arrow is excited about the prospect of making cards for Valentine's Day, but a fight with Sherri Dent puts a damper on her enthusiasm.
Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.3
Lexile Measure
70L
DRA
24
Guided Reading
M
Publisher
Yearling Books
Number of Pages
80
Genre
General Fiction

About the Author and Illustrators

Patricia Reilly Giff Patricia Reilly Giff began her life in Brooklyn, New York surrounded by books! As a child Giff would prefer to have her nose in a book imagining the life of each character rather than playing with the other children. Some of her favorite childhood reads included Little Women, The Secret Garden, and the Black Stallion books, the Sue Barton books, and the Nancy Drew series. So it's no surprise that she knew early on that she wanted to be a writer.
Blanche Sims
Blanche L. Sims

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