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Ann M. Martin (1) (1955–)

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Kristy's Great Idea (1986) 2,710 exemplar
The Doll People (2000) 2,077 exemplar
A Corner of the Universe (2002) 2,010 exemplar
Kristy's Great Idea [The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel] (2006) — Creator — 1,810 exemplar
The Meanest Doll in the World (2003) 1,166 exemplar
The Ghost at Dawn's House (1988) 1,089 exemplar
Rain Reign (2014) 1,031 exemplar
Claudia and the New Girl (1988) 907 exemplar
P.S. Longer Letter Later (1998) 887 exemplar
Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery (1988) 769 exemplar
Claudia and the Bad Joke (1988) 745 exemplar
Belle Teal (2001) 732 exemplar
Claudia and the Sad Good-Bye (1989) 645 exemplar
Jessi Ramsey, Pet-Sitter (1989) 636 exemplar
Dawn on the Coast (1989) 634 exemplar
Snail Mail, No More (2000) 603 exemplar
Welcome Back, Stacey (1989) 601 exemplar
Dawn's Wicked Stepsister (1990) 591 exemplar
Jessi and the Superbrat (1989) 575 exemplar
Mary Anne and the Great Romance (1990) 538 exemplar
Kristy and the Secret of Susan (1990) 537 exemplar
Claudia and the Great Search (1990) 532 exemplar
Mallory and the Mystery Diary (1989) 530 exemplar
Everything for a Dog (2009) 522 exemplar
Here Today (2004) 516 exemplar
Kristy's Mystery Admirer (1990) 495 exemplar
Poor Mallory (1990) 489 exemplar
Mary Anne and Too Many Boys (1990) 479 exemplar
Baby-Sitters Island Adventure (1990) 469 exemplar
Mary Anne vs. Logan (1991) 463 exemplar
Mary Anne Misses Logan (1991) 458 exemplar
Stacey's Emergency (1991) 448 exemplar
Dawn and the Older Boy (1990) 447 exemplar
Karen's Witch: A Graphic Novel (2019) 444 exemplar
Mallory on Strike (1991) 427 exemplar
Dawn and the Big Sleepover (1991) 409 exemplar
Snowbound (1991) 407 exemplar
Kristy and the Baby Parade (1991) 399 exemplar
Jessi's Wish (1991) 391 exemplar
Mallory and the Ghost Cat (1992) 388 exemplar
Mallory and the Dream Horse (1992) 365 exemplar
Stacey's Ex-Best Friend (1992) 361 exemplar
Dawn's Big Date (1992) 342 exemplar
Jessi's Gold Medal (1992) 328 exemplar
Mary Anne and 2 Many Babies (1992) 325 exemplar
Kristy for President (1992) 314 exemplar
On Christmas Eve (2006) 291 exemplar
Ten Kids, No Pets (1988) — Författare — 281 exemplar
Kristy's Worst Idea (1996) 275 exemplar
Best Friends (Main Street #4) (2008) 267 exemplar
TONKA: Fire Truck to the Rescue (1994) 245 exemplar
Logan's Story (1992) 233 exemplar
Missing Since Monday (Point) (1986) 228 exemplar
Dawn and the We Love Kids Club (1994) 215 exemplar
Mallory Pike, Number One Fan (1994) 198 exemplar
Bummer Summer (1983) 177 exemplar
Leo the Magnificat (1996) — Författare — 174 exemplar
Karen's Unicorn (1997) 173 exemplar
TONKA: Building the NEW SCHOOL (1995) 160 exemplar
Maggie (California Diaries #3) (1997) 159 exemplar
Me and Katie (The Pest) (1985) 155 exemplar
Sunny (California Diaries) (1997) 155 exemplar
Better to Wish (Family Tree) (2013) 154 exemplar
The Doll People Set Sail (2014) 142 exemplar
Kristy + Bart = ? (1996) 141 exemplar
With You and Without You (1986) 126 exemplar
Jessi's Big Break (1998) 113 exemplar
Ducky (California Diaries #5) (1998) 111 exemplar
Inside Out (1984) 95 exemplar
Keeping Secrets (Main Street) (2009) 82 exemplar
Friends: Stories About New Friends, Old Friends, and Unexpectedly True Friends (2005) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 81 exemplar
Amalia, Diary Three (2000) 77 exemplar
The Long Way Home (2013) 72 exemplar
Maggie, Diary Three (1999) 66 exemplar
Karen's Easter Parade (2000) 66 exemplar
Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories (2012) — Redaktör — 60 exemplar
Slam Book (1987) 58 exemplar
Just a Summer Romance (1987) 56 exemplar
Best Kept Secret (Family Tree) (2014) 54 exemplar
Let the Games Begin (1996) 53 exemplar
Karen's Figure Eight (2000) 50 exemplar
Home Is the Place (2014) 48 exemplar
Jump Rope Rhymes (1949) 48 exemplar
Main Street #9: Coming Apart (2010) 41 exemplar
How to Look for a Lost Dog (2012) 39 exemplar
The Doll People's Christmas (2016) 35 exemplar
It's Fun To Be Five (2000) 35 exemplar
Free Willy: The Shark Master (1995) 30 exemplar
The Baby-Sitters Club Series (2006) 23 exemplar
Sam's Dragon (1991) 5 exemplar
Dawn ha problemi in famiglia (2003) 2 exemplar
Diane et le trio terrible (1990) 2 exemplar
Un coeur gros comme ça (2015) 2 exemplar
Rain Reign, Chapters 1-5 (2014) 1 exemplar
Mary Anne 1 exemplar
Amigas Para Sempre (2002) 1 exemplar
Main street 1 exemplar
Jessi på djupt vatten (1999) 1 exemplar
Utfryst! (1999) 1 exemplar
BSC Friends Forever Journal (1999) 1 exemplar
Le choix de Sophie (1996) 1 exemplar
Bara för en sommar (1989) 1 exemplar
Mary Anne et la malédiction (2018) 1 exemplar

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Feeling like a bit of an ugly duckling after getting glasses and losing a bunch of baby teeth, second grader Karen Brewer thinks that getting a fashionable new haircut will make her feel like her glamorous self again. Except the hairdresser ignores Karen's request and chops off a lot of her hair so that she has a short pixie cut she doesn't like. Further, her friends and classmates also don't like Karen's new hairdo -- they laugh at her and keep her out of their plans. How can Karen respond to this?

This book is all about growing pains and those awkward feelings of changing without having any control over it. As someone who once had a hairdresser completely push aside the stated request because it came from an elementary schooler and cut off enough hair to cause tears, I can completely feel Karen's pain! Things that aren't that big of a deal for adults are absolutely a huge deal for young children. Karen tries her best to solve it all on her own, and actually does a pretty good job of settling everything just among the children. Eventually everyone comes to realize that outer beauty doesn't matter when you are still yourself on the inside.

I didn't necessarily super love the ongoing obsession with fellow second graders getting married to one another (nor the tired cliche of a young boy *obviously* having a crush on a young girl if he's rude and teases her), but overall this was an entertaining, quick read.
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sweetiegherkin | Feb 26, 2024 |
For some reason, I actually think a little bit is lost in the graphic novel, but that could just be me; I read the BSC series growing up and was super into it! The graphic novel is definitely a faithful to the original story, and is a fun read, but for me personally the charm will always be in the novels. :) Also, Telgemeier's backgrounds in here are incredibly bland? It just wasn't very enjoyable to look at as it could have been.
deborahee | 45 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
Karen is so excited to be almost 7, but she is disappointed when her parents want two totally different celebrations -- her mother wants a quiet "grown-up" dinner at home while her father wants to take Karen and her friends to the circus. What Karen *really* wants is to be able to see her *whole* family -- mother, father, stepparents, and all her siblings -- together at once. Will Karen be able to find her voice to express this? And will anyone understand if she does?

I thought this was another interesting addition to the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series. These books are perfect for younger siblings watching their older siblings love the Baby-Sitters Club books but perhaps aren't mature enough to handle the middle-school content or don't yet possess quite enough reading fluency for the longer books, more advanced vocabulary, multiple plotlines, and changing point-of-view characters. These books instead focus on one problem at a time, and always with Karen as the protagonist.

It seems like a common criticism from readers of these books, especially adult ones, is that Karen is a "brat." This book tackles this head on by showing that Karen's so-called "greedy" behaviors in this story are directly a result of the adults in her life not making sure her needs are being addressed or listening to her real concerns. She doesn't feel like she has a confidant to discuss her issues with (even Kristy is a little short tempered with Karen in this title), so she comes up with her own extremely flawed plan. With a child's magical thinking (because, after all, Karen is only just about to be 7 years old), Karen sets her mind on having her parents get married again so everything will be alright once more. This, despite loving her new extended families of stepparents and stepsiblings. Of course, everything goes awry before things start to get better.

I do appreciate how this book showed both what was going on in the exterior world with the dialogue between Karen, her family, friends, classmates, etc. and in the interior world of how Karen is feeling. This is especially important for young readers figuring out emotions and learning empathy by seeing that someone might actually be feeling something different from what they look like on the outside. One particularly effective visual was the dark shading around certain text boxes when Karen is feeling particularly upset or left out. Who cannot feel for the little girl who is the last to get picked up from a field trip because her parents forgot to actually make arrangements and just each assumed the other was doing so?

However, there were a few oddities here and there. For instance, these graphic novel adaptations have advanced in time over the adaptations of the main-line stories, so we see Emily (Karen's newest sibling) who hasn't yet been introduced in The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels. There's also a weird choice in the illustrations. There's a scene where the children play pin the tail on the donkey for Karen's class birthday party and the donkey has unnecessarily defined buttocks. I don't mean to be a prude but it was just gratuitous, and this series isn't the kind to do low-brow jokes. Still, the pros overweigh the cons overall and I plan to continue on with the series.
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sweetiegherkin | Jan 26, 2024 |
A very positive story that deals with realistic but tough issues in a very approachable way.
bookwyrmm | 17 andra recensioner | Jan 19, 2024 |



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