Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $4.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Mary Anne Saves the Day: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #3) Paperback – September 29, 2015
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
"The artist adds abundant energy to the pages and, largely through amusingly exaggerated facial expressions, ably captures each character's personality." -- Publishers Weekly
"Crisp and spot on." -- Booklist
"Unique and original." -- VOYA
About the Author
Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award–winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama, which was named a Stonewall Honor Book and was selected for YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at www.goRaina.com.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I forgot how easy it was to sit down with a Baby-sitters Club book and just finish it in one sitting. This is probably one of the reasons I loved the series as a little girl. The other reason lay with the girls themselves. Despite how much or how little I liked each character, they all had at least one thing that resonated with the young girl I was.
Mary Anne Spier is actually the first member of The Baby-sitters Club that I was introduced to and she always remained one of my favorites. Despite the fact I was more like Kristy Thomas, I found something comforting about how sensitive Mary Anne could be and how loving she was towards her friends. Whenever trouble stirs up within the group, she’s usually the one trying to maintain the peace.
This is especially apparent in this first story based around Mary Anne. After months of little things bothering them (i.e. people not offering jobs, people being rude, etc.) the girls find themselves at odds with one another after a huge blow up. Surprisingly, the adult in me didn’t spend the entire book rolling my eyes at the drama between the girls. Because, even now, as an adult, I know how easily one little argument, disagreement or misunderstanding can blow up into a huge fight. Besides, I remember the petty fights my friends and I had at the age and no matter how stupid it was, we let them drag on and on and on.
This particular fight actually serves as a positive thing for Mary Anne and in the end, the entire club. For Mary Anne, it forces her out of her comfort zone. For too long, she’s hidden behind Kristy and Claudia. She’s shy and never makes it a point to befriend people other than those who are friends with her friends. But when this fight leaves her sitting all alone in the cafeteria, she finds the courage to befriend a new girl, Dawn Schafer. Not only does it open her up to making a new friend, but it allows her an opportunity to find her own voice. Especially in regards to sticking up for herself with her friends and ultimately her father, who still treats her like a little girl.
Once everything is said and done, the girls manage to make up and find themselves with a new member in their midst. Meanwhile, Mary Anne’s father allows her to rid herself of the childish braids, choose her own clothing (within reason, obviously) and even have a later curfew for babysitting. True, the stories of these girls aren’t going to become classical fiction like Little Women or Little House on the Prairie did, but they had an impact on my childhood and I love having the opportunity to try and recapture that feeling.
In this particular book, the BSC gets into a fight that starts because Kristy takes a babysitting job without asking who else was free to babysit on that particular day (the client is a favorite of all 4 girls). That starts a series of events that almost break up the club; no one will talk to each other and they cannot even have their meetings together for a period of time. While they are in their fight, Mary Anne befriends a girl who just moved to Stonybrook: Dawn. Where, one wonders does Mary Anne saving the day come into play? She is babysitting for a new client and the little girl spikes a rather high fever and Mary Anne calls 911. She proves to her overprotective father that she is very responsible and he finally allows her to wear her hair differently (she has always had to wear it in braids). Plus, there is a connection between Mary Anne's father and Dawn's recently divorced mother.
This *wonderful* series of books is truly inspirational and they really draw you in. Sure you can tell they were written in the mid 80s through the 90s, but in the end, that really plays only a very small part. The books are timeless and someday when I have a daughter, I hope to give the books I have to her and hope she loves them as much as I did.