Mirabel's Missing Valentines (Hardcover)

By Janet Lawler, Olivia Chin Mueller (Illustrator)

Sterling Children's Books, 9781454927396, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2018

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

When Mirabel's valentines fall out of her bag on the way to school, the shy little mouse panics. But those lost cards brighten some days . . . before making their way back to her.

"Mirabel was very shy.
She'd always been that way.
She trembled at the thought of
giving Valentines away."

Poor Mirabel It's almost Valentine's Day and the shy little mouse trembles at the thought of giving cards away. Yet she carefully crafts her valentines, drawing a heart on every one. In the morning, Mirabel forces herself to hurry to school. But, in her nervousness, she doesn't notice her bag becoming lighter and lighter: her valentines are falling out By the time she realizes what's happened, they're all gone. It turns out, though, that these lost valentines bring joy into the lives of all who find them. Then, with her valentines back in her pack, and some newfound friends, she musters up the courage to celebrate the holiday after all This wonderful tale of overcoming insecurity will make its way to the hearts of all young readers.


About the Author

Janet Lawler is an award-winning author whose books have been licensed into the Scholastic Book Clubs and been featured selections of the Children's Book of the Month Club. Her first picture book, If Kisses Were Colors (Dial, 2003), has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Korean. Her most recent picture books include Ocean Counting (Nat'l. Geo. 2013; NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book), Love Is Real (HarperCollins, 2014), and Rain Forest Colors (Nat'l. Geo., fall 2014; starred Kirkus review). Learn more about Janet at janetlawler.com. Olivia Chin Mueller attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in Providence, RI. Learn more about Olivia at oliviachinmueller.com and follow her @ocmillustration.