|Published by||Little, Brown and Company|
| Preceded by|
Arthur's Eyes (1979)
| Followed by|
Arthur and the True Francine (1981)
- 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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