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The sisterhood of the traveling pants, Ann Brashares

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The sisterhood of the traveling pants
Title
The sisterhood of the traveling pants
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Ann Brashares
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Language
eng
Summary
During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since earliest childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures and affects their attitudes to their different summer experiences
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Award
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland), High School, 2003.
  • Book Sense Book of the Year for Children's Literature, 2002.
  • Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award (Rosie Award), 2004.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Fiction (Grades 9-12), 2004.
  • Gateway Readers Award (Missouri), 2004.
  • Heartland Award, 2003.
  • Iowa Teen Award, 2004.
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award, 2002.
  • Sequoyah Book Awards (Oklahoma), Young Adult Books, 2004.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Middle Books, 2004.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Senior, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2001
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2009
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2002
Review
  • Gr. 6-9. The pants were magic--worn, thrift-shop jeans that made each of the four best friends look absolutely fabulous. Obviously they were life-changing pants. Thus the plan: route them to each of the four at their various summer destinations, with appropriate rules attached, of course, and watch wonderful things happen. Only they don’t. Carmen’s dad still remarries; Lena’s trip to Greece to visit her grandparents is still marred by a terrible misunderstanding with a gorgeous Greek teen; Bridget still does dumb things at a Baja California soccer camp; and Tibby must work at Wallman’s. The pants are just pants, and life is just life, full of joys, sorrows, living, and dying. This is the charm of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Carmen, Lena, Bridget, and Tibby are growing to adulthood, and Brashares accurately portrays one glorious, painful summer in their evolution. Young teens will identify with one, or even all four, of these interesting, funny young women, and they’ll be on the lookout for their own pair of traveling pants. (Reviewed August 1, 2001) -- Frances Bradburn
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 9 Up –Best friends Lena, Tibby, Bridget, and Carmen are preparing to spend their first summer apart since they were born. Before leaving to visit her father, Carmen buys a pair of second-hand jeans on a whim, and when the others discover that the pants fit all of them, they create the sisterhood of the traveling pants. Each teen gets them for a few weeks before sending them on, and thus they travel from Washington, DC, to Greece to Baja California to South Carolina, linking the friends even as they are apart. The summer and the pants come to represent more than any of them can ever anticipate in this four-part coming-of-age story. Before the season ends, each teen must deal with some unpleasant problem, reach a real low, then confront her personal flaws and pull herself back up again. Brashares deftly moves from narrative to narrative, weaving together themes from the mundane to the profoundly important, from death to raging hormones, from stepfamilies to dead-end minimum-wage jobs. The endings aren't pat, yet each story line comes to a satisfying conclusion. All four girls are completely realistic, and even the secondary and adult characters are fully drawn. The result is a complex book about a solid group of friends, with each one a strong and courageous individual in her own right. They form a true sisterhood of acceptance and support, resulting in a believable and inviting world.–Linda Bindner, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO --Linda Bindner (Reviewed August 1, 2001) (School Library Journal, vol 47, issue 8, p175)
  • /* Starred Review */ In this feel-good novel with substance, four teenage girls, friends since they were all born just weeks apart, are about to embark on their first summer as separate young women. Carmen, half-Hispanic, has a knack for math; Lena, the beauty of the group and self-conscious about her appearance, demonstrates artistic talent; Bridget is the tall soccer star; and Tibby, the rebel, sports a nose ring. Visiting grandparents for the first time in Greece, attending soccer camp in Mexico, spending the summer with dad in South Carolina, or working at home, how will these girls survive their time alone? Leave it to a pair of secondhand jeans, which, despite their various body shapes, fits all four perfectly. These magical jeans, dubbed the Traveling Pants, span the world, one week at a time, lending their mystical powers wherever they go. The pants become a metaphor for the young women finding their own strength in the face of new love, unexpected friendships and death, a father's remarriage, and a reckless relationship—and without their best friends. Debut novelist Brashares renders each girl individual and lovable in her own right, emphasizing growing up without growing apart. Move over, Ya Ya Sisters. (Fiction. YA) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2001)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
081684
Cataloging source
AAN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brashares, Ann
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Best friends
  • Friendship
  • Jeans (Clothing)
  • Conduct of life
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The sisterhood of the traveling pants, Ann Brashares
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: 2001
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780385730587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)458686358
  • (OCoLC)ocn458686358
  • 521371
Label
The sisterhood of the traveling pants, Ann Brashares
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint. Originally published: 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780385730587
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)458686358
  • (OCoLC)ocn458686358
  • 521371

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