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Arthur's Valentine

Arthur's Valentine Cover

Arthur's Valentine Original Cover

Author Marc Brown
Illustrator Marc Brown
Publication date 1980
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 9780316111874
Publication Order
Preceded by
Arthur's Eyes (1979)
Followed by
Arthur and the True Francine (1981)
Arthur's Valentine is the 3rd book in the Arthur Adventure series. It was first published in 1980 by Little, Brown and Company, and it was re-published in 1987 with a re-illustrated cover, even though the page illustrations were recycled from from the original publication. The republished edition also featured a headshot of Sue Ellen on the back cover.


  • This is the first appearance of Sue Ellen, the new girl at Lakewood Elementary School. We also see the tree house for the first time in this book.
  • Fern Walters who was a background character in her debut in Arthur's Eyes, gets her name for the first time and finally recognized as an official character.
  • Although this book was never adapted into an episode for the TV series, there were some Valentine's Day-themed episodes.
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