Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club series) by Gale Galligan, based on the novel by Ann M. Martin

Published by Graphix

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Summary:  When Stacey and Mary Ann are invited to go to Sea City with the Pike family as mother’s helpers, they can’t for a two-week vacation at the Jersey shore.  But when Stacey develops a massive crush on Scott the lifeguard, Mary Ann gets stuck with all the work. Not surprisingly, Scott breaks Stacey’s heart, and further tween-age drama ensues.  Mary Ann and Stacey eventually patch up their friendship, and the two of them meet a boy babysitter and his cousin, who are closer in age than the lifeguard. A fun double date (complete with first kiss in the Tunnel of Love) leaves Stacey feeling good about her trip. 176 pages; grades 3-5.

Pros:  Long-time blog readers know that I find the Baby-Sitters Club books as irresistible as the Jersey shore on a hot July day.  The non-graphic version of this book has always been one of my favorites (I’m not too proud to admit it was first published shortly before my 25th birthday…), and I was excited to see it was next up on the Graphix reissues.  It’s a good retelling of the original, with artwork that perfectly captures the Jersey shore.  

Cons:  I thought I was just being nitpicky with my irritation over the way Gale Galligan draws open mouths, but then I saw an Amazon review that mentioned the same thing.  When she doesn’t draw teeth, it looks like a brown blob on the character’s face.

If you would like to buy this book on Amazon, click here.

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10 thoughts on “Boy-Crazy Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club series) by Gale Galligan, based on the novel by Ann M. Martin

  1. On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 8:09 PM A Kids Book A Day wrote:

    > Janet Dawson posted: “Published by Graphix Summary: When Stacey and Mary > Ann are invited to go to Sea City with the Pike family as mother’s helpers, > they can’t for a two-week vacation at the Jersey shore. But when Stacey > develops a massive crush on Scott the lifeguard, Mar” >

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  2. My daughter thinks these are hilarious! I tend to lean more towards my sons books as he’s more into the fantasy and adventure ones. I got him The Boy With the Sword by Patrick Matthews, pat-matthews.com for his info. I always peruse the books before I let them read them, and i found that this was the second book in a series, so I got him the first one called Dragon Run and he’s already nearly finished with it!

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