Brothers and Sisters: 100 Reasons We Are Lifelong Friends

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Nostalgic memories bind brothers and sisters together, making for special lifelong friendships. With lives shaped by the same influences and similar experiences, brothers and sisters understand and relate to one another on many levels. The special affection they feel for each other is undeniable. After all, who else knows about the secret crush on your fourth-grade teacher? Or who else knows you fed your broccoli to the family dog?

Brothers and Sisters celebrates this unique ...

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Nostalgic memories bind brothers and sisters together, making for special lifelong friendships. With lives shaped by the same influences and similar experiences, brothers and sisters understand and relate to one another on many levels. The special affection they feel for each other is undeniable. After all, who else knows about the secret crush on your fourth-grade teacher? Or who else knows you fed your broccoli to the family dog?

Brothers and Sisters celebrates this unique relationship in all its glory and complexity. From "we make a house a fun place to live" to "we keep each other humble," best-selling author Gregory E. Lang provides 100 poignant reasons why brothers and sisters of all ages and combinations treasure those unique bonds that last for a lifetime.

"I cannot imagine my life without my brothers and sister," Lang writes. "The five of us, just over seven years apart from the first to the last, have been comrades since day one. We did all the things happy siblings do together. We rode our bikes every day, spend weekend nights sleeping outside under the stars, celebrated each other's birthdays, taught one another how to do things, pushed each other around once in a while, fought about who got to sit by the window of the station wagon, played tricks and tattled on one another, kept secrets from one another, and shared a home-cooked meal each night at the same table with our parents."

Lang writes about how his teenage daughter, an only child until Lang recently married a woman who also has a teenage daughter, will finally know the joy of having a sister. Other blended families are sure to relate, and this book makes a wonderful gift for siblings and step-siblings.

With photographs of families of varying sizes and backgrounds, Brothers and Sisters will appeal to anyone who shares a happy, affectionate relationship with a brother or sister.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This sentimental look at the relationships between siblings, particularly brothers and sisters, applauds all the positives with little mention of the negatives. The author, one of five children, four boys and one girl, begins the book by briefly describing his early years as part of a growing family. He even states that his parents had a fifth child, the only girl, because he suggested it. The remainder of the book features black-and-white photos taken by the author, accompanied by brief descriptions on the joy of being a brother or sister such as "brothers and sisters share a bond found nowhere else" or "brothers and sisters are there for each other, no exceptions." While the book may provide encouragement for families, especially blending families, its rose-colored-glasses approach denies the complexity and challenges of sibling relationships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581825114
  • Publisher: SourceBooks
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 408,451
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gregory E. Lang is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Why a Daughter Needs a Dad, Why a Daughter Needs a Mom, Why a Son Needs a Dad, Why a Son Needs a Mom, and Why I Love You. He lives in Georgia.
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