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Mary Anne Saves the Day: A Graphic Novel (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #3)

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When a terrible fight breaks out among the four BABY-SITTERS CLUB friends, Mary Anne is left to her own devices. She has to sit by herself at lunch, make new friends, and deal with her overprotective father without advice from the BSC gang. But the worst part is when she faces a terrible baby-sitting predicament, and she can't find any help.

Luckily, Mary Anne rises to th
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Published February 12th 2008 by Paw Prints (first published September 1st 2007)
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Lstirl
A sweet, girly, graphic novel based on the best selling Baby-Sitters Club series.

Ages 8-12

Raina Telgemeir rewrote the original book by Ann Martin with the same title, to graphic novel format. I was not looking forward to reading this book. Not a huge fan of the syrupy sweet original series nor a fan of graphic novels, the thought of reading this seemed like a double punishment. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The characters were modernized by the teen-feeling artwork and hipper fashions and
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Brianna
I picked this up casually from the library, expecting it to be a fun little jaunt into my childhood. Friends, I was wrong. The awesomeness of this little graphic novel has inspired me to want to re-read every single one of the Babysitter's Club books ever. Raina Telgemeier does a magnificent job of capturing the girls' personalities in her artwork. This book is all about a fight among the girls in the club, and Telgemeier depicts their petty emotional tactics through the artwork, showing just ho ...more
Jasmine Ko
I was so excited when the first of The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix book was released. Being a Baby-Sitters devotee, I was so excited that the series that got me hooked into reading series of books when I was 9 years old would get a new breath of life. I was excited that it could possibly become a series that a whole new generation of kids could fall in love with.

Raina Telgemeier's work is ah-mazing. You need to check out her portfolio here. I think she did a superb job of updating the characters t
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Mirabelle
I hate to admit it but, this is the first book I've read in the Baby-Sitter's Club series....I wish I read all the books in chronological order. But needless to say, this book is so relatable. Even though I didn't baby-sit my neighbor's children when I was 12, I was afraid of getting in fights/arguements/debates because I don't like losing verbal battles. This book has changed me and taught me that you CAN make friends when you want to and you CAN resolve issues that involve going out of your co ...more
Robin
As a childhood Baby-Sitters Club devotee I was so, so excited to read this, but I'm sad to say that the story doesn't quite work as a graphic novel. The illustrations are beautiful (especially the chapter divide pages), but it doesn't read the same way. Maybe it's because I had such specific ideas in my head about what the club members looked like, what their bedrooms and homes looked like, what their parents babysitting clients looked like, etc. Or maybe it's because I'm a grownup now. But I wa ...more
Colby Sharp
These Baby Sitter's Club graphic novels adapted by Riana Telegemeier are a great way to introduce today's students to The Baby Sitter's Club.
Kellee
I am still in awe, after reading 3 of Raina's BSC graphic novels, how well she transforms the story!
Amy Taylor
The Baby-sitters Club: Mary Anne Saves the Day
Author Raina Telgemeier, takes the classic Baby-sitters Club Book Series and turns it graphic. This particular book is about Mary Anne, a shy & quiet little girl who is also the secretary for the babysitters club. In this story, the babysitter club members get into a fight and Mary Anne is forced to make new friends. But one night there is a babysitting emergency and Mary Anne isn’t sure what to do. Ultimately she makes the right decision and cal
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Colby
Mary Ann Saves the Day: A Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier is graphic novel adapted from the original Mary Ann Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin. It is part of the Baby-Sitters Club series that involves four friends, Kristy, Mary Ann, Claudia, and Stacey. In this book, the girls have a huge argument and each one ends up not speaking to the other, which complicates being the Baby-Sitter Club. During the time in which they aren't speaking, Mary Ann meets a new girls, Dawn; who she befriends. Through ...more
Mrs W
I’m a fan of Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novels, and I loved the Baby-Sitters Club novels in junior high. I think Raina is a great choice for adapting these stories into a graphic series because her playful, cartoony style is appealing to young readers, and I suspect she’s a fan. (A BSC book made a cameo in her graphic memoir Smile.)

This second book adapts the fourth original novel, and is from seventh-grader Mary Anne’s perspective. It shows how she struggles to get her widowed father to acknowl
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Sammy
Jul 10, 2014 Sammy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I have yet to read this book but I have read the first two. This is a wonderful book about 4 inspiring middle school girls joining a club called the baby sitters club so you can probably guess what they are doing...... They are baby sitting and through out the series there are twists and turns. The babysitters club is a wonderful graphic novel!!!!!
Sam
This is the BEST of the three BSC graphic novels that I have read and seriously, I'm so sad that there are only four of them. I LOVE Raina Telgemeier's artwork for these graphic novels and I feel like she captures the BSC perfectly. Plus I always loved the Marry Anne/Dawn beginning plotline (so adorbs), and this book captured it perfectly.

Also Jamie Newton? Still my favourite child they babysat for. He makes awesome faces in this graphic novel. <3
Franklin Library
Title: The Baby-Sitters Club:Mary Anne Saves The Day

Author: Raina Telgemeier

Reviewer: Tia L.

Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Graphix

Summary: This book is about a club with 4 girls in a baby sitting club. The girls names are Marry Anne, Kristy, Claudia, and Stacey and they get into a big fight and it kind of breaks the baby sitters club and Marry Anne saves it!

Review: I liked this book because it shows how to make up after you’ve had a very big fight and another reason I liked this book is because I lik
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Anika
I love raina's graphic novels and this one was pretty good I read it it a few hours! XD I do like her other books much more but I still really enjoyed this book
Ciara
a graphic novel version of babysitters club book #4, mary anne saves the day. very cute. i like the way raina draws richard, so he looks a lot less nerdy. i also like the way she draws mr. prezzioso. he's pretty hot, for a cartoon. the drawing of mary anne giving richard the scarf she knitted was very sweet. but there's a sequence in which mary anne goes to the cemetery to visit her mom's grave, even though it's established in mystery #5, mary anne & the secret in the attic, that mary anne h ...more
Elounor
Short, amusing and adventurous. I really enjoyed this series and when I started reading I just wouldn't stop!!!
Abigail Beckwith
I loved the series as a child, and thought I would give the new graphic novels a try. It's very similar to the actual books, but the comic drawings give it a little bit of a different feel-- you can really Claudia's somewhat weird personal style and witness the pizza toast. The book covers fighting with your friends, making new friends (the introduction of Dawn), and trying to be given more responsibility from your parents. I'd recommend to it reluctant readers or for a big Babysitter's Club fan ...more
Jake
I read this book unfortunetly, my sister brought it from school one day (My sister's in 4th grade) and she was out, and i had nothing better to do then read it. The idea of the books were all horrible (yes i read more then three of them) except for the one that talks about diabetes and whatnot. Don't tease me. I will write you a nasty coded message that nobody will understatnd except for me. I'm sorry if this reveiw sounds off topic. Don't get me in trouble miss O'Hara, this is what i thought of ...more
Abi
just finished it its so good! I love these series!!
laaaaames
This was always one of my favorite Baby-sitters Club books growing up. I am sure this is because I Mary Sued the shit out of it in my little laaaaaaames brain.

I am a big fan of Telgemeier, and I think her adaptation of this piece of classic-to-me literature is just super spot-on and so full of the joy and sadness and seventh-grade-ness of the original. My heart broke big-time when Mary Anne is called a baby... and then bursts into tears. This was my adolescence in a nutshell.

At least no one forc
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Marian
It's a shame there aren't more of the graphic novel versions of the BSC books. I was kind of wary for no good reason, but these are fantastic. They're tweaked enough to not feel horribly dated and the art pops.

Love Mary Anne Saves the Day. I'd forgotten how long their fight actually lasted and how ridiculous it was. But the best part has to be illustrated Dawn. So cute! Especially when Dawn and MA are researching the relationship their parents had in high school. Who knew all this time that what
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Rain
I just bought this one, and i love it!!
Michaela
It was a good book to learn about friendship.
Sue
again, such a fun series. this one is great about friendship and misunderstandings. always a positive resolution.
Abby Johnson
Another hit for Raina Telgemeier, the artist adapting Ann M. Martin's Baby-Sitters Club books to graphic novel format. I've been waiting and waiting for this book to come out and it doesn't disappoint. Of the three Graphix adaptations, I'm least familiar with the original story of this book. However, I still really enjoyed it.

Can't wait for the next one!

Pick this series up if you're a fan of the original Baby-Sitters Club series.

Readalike suggestions: Babymouse graphic novels
Jennifer
mary anne won't take being the shy put-upon girl no more! as a former super shy middle schooler i can't even imagine. i just can't help thinking how mature these baby-sitter girls are in these books. like mini adults. i can seem them becoming super responsible and nurturing adults that i'd want to hang out with. but maybe not in stoneybrook, connecticut. when does jessie appear and help bring a little more diversity to the group? i could read these comics all day.
Destinee Sutton
Oct 14, 2007 Destinee Sutton rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: baby sitters
Shelves: middle-grade, graphic
OMG. I loved the BSC when I was little. Though I doubted it, a small part of that love must have lived on in me somewhere (like the way chicken pox lives on in your body even after you're well again) because I enjoyed reading this comic version so much. It was pretty embarrassing to be reading this on the bus and smiling, but I was so happy to be able to re-experience being twelve years old that it didn't bother me.
Sarah
The BSC graphic novels are a fun nostalgia trip for those of us who began reading the series as kids. Raina Telgemeier's illustrations are adorable (and I appreciate the minor updates that are artfully tucked in--bringing the story from the mid-eighties into the present!). The early BSC books were definitely the best, but I wish the GN series were continuing beyond four editions...
Holly Letson
The BSC are fighting constantly, and it is coming between them in many ways. Not only is it hurting their business, but it's killing their friendship as well. They are very lucky when Mary-Anne comes up with a solution, and helps them to all talk it out and solve the problem together.
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As a long-time fan of the BSC books, I love the manga versions as well.
Brandy
As usual, Raina shines and brings new life into this old favorite. There's only so much to be done with the source material in terms of making it less cheesy (even the references to a DVD player don't make this feel less late-80s), but the appeal in reading it is the art. Nobody draws kids with as much joy and life in them as Raina Telgemeier. 5 stars for the art; 4 for plot/writing.
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