Sister of the Bride

Sister of the Bride

by Beverly Cleary
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Sister of the Bride by Beverly Cleary

Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding plans going on, Barbara can't help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can't wait to fall in love.

But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara's fun-loving sister is turning into a very practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary enough to make Barbara think she's not going to be rushing into a serious romance any time soon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061972409
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 531,349
File size: 575 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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.


Carmel, California

Date of Birth:

April 12, 1916

Place of Birth:

McMinnville, Oregon


B.A., University of California-Berkeley, 1938; B.A. in librarianship, University of Washington (Seattle), 1939

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Sister of the Bride 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While Barbara and I didn't agree on everything, like our feelings about the cats in our families, I could sympathize with her from the first chapter, where she is thinking that she doesn't know what she wants to do after high school and college and reflects despairingly that her guidance counselor, an English teacher, probably thinks that life should have a topic sentence. Most of us have felt sometimes that people expected things of us that we weren't ready for, that we were forgotten or left out of something exciting, or perhaps that we have been caught in the middle of a dispute between our parents and another relative, whether it's our sister or another relative, just as Barbara finds when she relays her college-freshman sister Rosemary's news of her engagement, plans to marry very soon, and description of her soon-to-be in-laws. Cleary shows us the exciting, awkward, and sometimes frustrating situations of teen and family life with humor and enough details to make us feel like we're living through them--but probably enjoying them much more than we did the similar situations in our own lives. Every now and then there was a detail that reminded me that the book was originally written about forty years before when I was reading it, in late summer of 2001--like Barbara's aunt who works in the corsit department of a department store, which surprised me, since I didn't know they still had those by the late 1950's--but these truly dated moments were few and were outweighed by the timelessness of Rosemary's relationships with her parents and fiance as the wedding day nears and Barbara's relationships with her bride-to-be sister, her younger brother, his cat about whom she has conflicting feelings, and two boys from her high school, so that whenever I hear about someone preparing for a wedding, I think happily of reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Sister of the Bride" is a fantastic book. the story follows Barbra (Age 16)during her junior year of high school. Barbra's life is upside-down. Two boys are asking her out and she isn't sure which one she likes better, or if she even likes either of them! Barbra feels pressure to decide and grow up when she finds out her 18 year old sister Rosemary is getting married. This book is great for girls 10-14 who dream about their weddings someday. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it
tweetg66 More than 1 year ago
Very disappointed with Barns & Noble, I had order these book via Nook by mistake in the beginning of December 2012 and I have not received my refund yet. And had to go to the actual store and buy the books for my daughter. So it's like I've purchased this book twice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A realy good book it kept me reading and i did not put mt nook bown till i was done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!it's so so so good!!<3
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Can not wait
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Luv it ya should get it
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Beverly Cleary is my most favorite author EVER! She is so amazing! Her books are so stupendous. They have really made a big impact on my life since I started reading about little darling Ramona Quimby at a young age. Now she is the most adored character I have enjoyed reading about among all the millions of books I have read in all my ten years and three months. The Sister of the Bride is another breathtaking book by my role model: Beverly Cleary.
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KWrightTX More than 1 year ago
good book! read it!
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Benay Harris More than 1 year ago
i liked this book but the chapters are long for a bevery cleary book but it was good
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It was okay, but it dragged on a little. I think it could have been a lot more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book worth the money?