Although Carmen, Lena, Tibby, and Bridget are all extremely different, they all fit into the same pair of magical pants that this spunky quartet calls the "Traveling Pants". And although the girls are apart all summer long for the first time in their lives, the pants that they pass from one girl to another keeps them strongly together. Journey with Bridget to soccer camp in Baja California, Mexico; with Carmen as she meets her father's new family in South Carolina; with Lena as she visits her grandparents and falls in love for the first time in Greece; and with Tibby as she makes a valuable new friendship back home in Bethseda, Maryland. Although they are far apart, the pants hold them together in this sweet novel about friendship by talented author Ann Brashares. Recommended for 7th-10th graders.
SUBMITTED BY REBECCA PLANTER