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The Babysitters' Club: The Summer Before

Written by Ann M. Martin

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The bestselling ‘Babysitters Club’ is given a prequel in this brand new title capturing the hopes and fears and above all the friendship of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey. Each has their own family and personal issues; all are beginning to make the change to growing up and even an awareness of boys! It is a glorious summer for the girls and their many readers.


The Babysitters' Club: The Summer Before Synopsis

Before there was the Babysitters Club, there were four girls: Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey. As they start the summer before seventh grade, each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return. Mary Anne has to prove to her dad that she's no longer a little girl Claudia is navigating her first major crush. Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind. Discover how the four become friends and that friendship grows into a very special club.

A Babysitters Club summer-themed activity sheet is available to download - see 'Reader's Guide' in the book info box.

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ISBN: 9781407120423
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781407120423
Publication date: 7th June 2010
Author: Ann M. Martin
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Ann M. Martin

Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer. Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood memories and feelings. Many are written about contemporary problems or events. All of Ann's characters, even the members of the Baby-sitters Club, are made up. But many of her characters are based on real ...

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