The Baby-Sitters Club PREQUEL: The Summer Before

The Baby-Sitters Club PREQUEL: The Summer Before

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Ages 8-12
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ISBN 13: 978-0-54-516094-0
224 Pages
Dimensions: 0.4L x 5.2W x 7H inches
Weight (lbs): 0.4
English Language
Illustrator: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Subject & Themes: Friends and Friendship, Families and Social Structures, Leadership and Responsibility
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Novel - Middle Grade

Summary

Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind...

...in order to find new friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

The Summer Before...is a sweet, moving novel about four girls on the edge of something big - not just the Club that will change their lives, but also all the joys and tribulations of being twelve and thirteen.


Biography:

Ann M. Martin'sThe Baby-Sitters Club sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include Belle Teal, the Newbery Honor book A Corner of the Universe, Here Today, A Dog's Life, and On Christmas Eve, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S Longer, Letter, Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger, and The Doll People and The Meanest Doll in the World, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.

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