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Sister of the Bride (First Love) Paperback – January 2, 2007
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About the Author
Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.
Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!
Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.
Top Customer Reviews
Barbara is my favorite character, and I can definitely relate to her, because I also have an older sister who I look up to. Barbara has an annoying brother named Gordy, and I, too, have a brother who I fight with sometimes. Barbara tries to mature and stop fighting with her brother, but it doesn't work. This has happened to me before.
I would recommend this book to all girls, because it is about girls, love, and marriage. I love this book and all parts of it. I especially like the part when Bill Cunningham arrives at Barbara's porch and expects Barbara to fix his shirt.Read more ›
Barbara learns from her sister that no sooner has she been in college before she's engaged. She must keep it a secret though from Mother and Dad until Rosemary comes home that Friday, and then she'll spring it on the folks. Barbara agrees, and the dreamy, imaginative fifteen year old begins thinking about her own love: deciding between the shy Tootie Bodger and the exciting Bill Cunningham. Should she go out with someone who is too shy for her or someone who could earn the family nickname of a "cunning ham"? Barbara doesn't know.
But between wedding preparations, meeting the in-laws, and a whole lot more things going on, Barbara learns a lot of things about herself and about life - as sister of the bride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a kid, these books were the only romance novels I could stomach - and due to the lightness of the content, this could easily be children's as well as YA. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ace1339
I hated this book so much it is not good does not give u anything to look forward to when your reading itPublished 23 months ago by shianne
When I was little I really related to these Beverly Cleary books and enjoyed how the author portrayed little girls. Read morePublished on February 13, 2014 by Swank Ivy
so far i read 61 pages and going on to page 62. i really love how long the book is.Published on September 19, 2013 by jimmyle
This is STUPID!! Oh my gosh, after so many years of reading Beverly Cleary, I finally reached the age level to read this book. I waited weeks for it to be delivered to my library. Read morePublished on December 21, 2010
Pleasant story of a late fifties-early sixties family preparing for daughter's wedding. Appealing especially in a time when weddings have become a bloated industry.Published on February 6, 2010 by Virginia Wilhelm
Such a nice innocent book. It takes the reader back to a simpler life, where youths weren't pressured like they are now. Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by S. Pineda
Sixteen-year-old Barbara MacLane is a junior in high school, and believes that it is time for her to have a boyfriend. Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by Erika Sorocco