The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels

Baby-sitters Club 1

Kristy’s Great Idea
(BSC Graphix #1)

Written by Ann M. Martin
Adapted and drawn by Raina Telgemeier
Colors by Braden Lamb

Scholastic/Graphix, April 2006, April 2015
192 pages, Full-color
Ages 8 – 12

Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0545813860
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0545813877
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This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color!

Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey are best friends and founding members of The Baby-sitters Club. Whatever comes up — cranky toddlers, huge dogs, scary neighbors, prank calls — you can count on them to save the day. Baby-sitting isn't always easy, and neither is dealing with strict parents, new families, fashion emergencies, and mysterious secrets. But no matter what, the BSC have what they need most: friendship.

Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and humor of the original novel!

“Comics artist Telgemeier’s clean-lined, black-and-white art with stark black details nicely differentiates the four personable seventh-graders who parlay their babysitting experience into a business. The story has been effectively trimmed to accommodate the format (Kristy’s actions and feelings are the focus), but there’s still plenty of content, comedy, action, and emotion — in both the text and the art — as the kids cope with feisty toddlers and personal problems and fight with and help one another, while modeling right behavior and the ups and downs of friendship.”
— Booklist