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Romancing the Reader: Picture Book Love Stories
selected by Janice Del Negro

The following is a list of picture book love stories: traditional tales about love fulfilled, love denied, love betrayed, and love triumphant. They are profusely and romantically illustrated, with a penchant for dramatic lighting, decorative ornamentation , and sweeping vistas. The inherent drama of these tales includes appointments with destiny, encounters with the supernatural, and, sometimes, collisions with tragedy. Pull these out of the 398.2s, try them with some reluctant readers or in a display, an d see how fast they fly away.

--Janice Del Negro, Editor

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