Addie and the King of Hearts
Young Addie’s feelings for her handsome seventh grade teacher are focused toward the Valentine’s dance when she hopes to impress him with her sophistication.
This was a series in 1976 with Addie Mills as the main character from a set of books by Gail Rock. The stories have her recalling things that happened in her life. Narrated by the grown artist that she is, she tells about the events that happened when she was growing up in Nebraska. This episode focuses on the Valentine’s Dance and her first love.Addie is now fourteen and is at that age where life is sometimes difficult, especially when one has grown up without a mother. So when Addie discovers that her father is seeing the hair dresser in town, Irene, she is not happy about it. Young girls in that era of the 1940s had a different type of life than most girls now days. The simple life of a teenage girl and the thoughts of having a crush on a teacher were heart breaking. In this case the teacher was just being nice to her. This movie shows the viewer a simpler time and is about family and growing up. We award this series the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. “The King of Hearts” will touch your heart.