Dawn and the Impossible Three (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #5)

by Ann M Martin (Author) Gale Galligan (Illustrator)

Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises. On top of all that, Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC, but she can't figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining The Baby-sitters Club a mistake?
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A worthy addition to the series, albeit a bit more somber than its forerunners.


School Library Journal

Gr 3-5--Galligan translates the fifth volume in this long-running series, which focuses on a group of teens who run a babysitting business, into a graphic novel. Dawn, the newest member of the Baby-sitters Club, has just moved from California to Connecticut with her recently divorced mother and her brother and has more than enough on her plate. She's become close with her fellow club member Mary Anne, but Mary Anne's best friend, Kristy, feels threatened by the girls' bond. Plus, the club's new clients, the Barretts, are keeping Dawn busy: there are mountains of chores to do, the kids (the "Impossible Three") are still reeling after their parents' divorce, and frazzled Mrs. Barrett is too distracted to be much help. Relying on a bright palette and close-ups of the expressive, large-eyed characters, Galligan easily shifts between giggles with friends and more emotional scenes, always retaining the upbeat, earnest tone of the original. Judiciously used first-person narration, interspersed among the speech bubbles, injects a poignant touch into this light, breezy read. The winsome illustrations are reminiscent of the artwork of Raina Telgemeier, who adapted the first four installments in the series into graphic novels, but with a charm of their own. VERDICT While this title is bound to attract fans of the series, newcomers will eagerly dive right in. Recommended for readers seeking friendship tales in the vein of Telgemeier's books.--Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

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Praise for Dawn and the Impossible Three

A USA Today bestseller

"I've been a fan of Gale Galligan's work — and Gale herself — for years. She's a brilliant cartoonist, and BSC Graphix fans are in for a treat! Gale brings an amazing sense of whimsy, warmth, and humanity to everything she touches, and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her take the baton Ann M. Martin so graciously handed to me a decade ago. Get ready for more dibbly-fresh Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, and get ready to say hello to Gale!" — Raina Telgemeier, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Relying on a bright palette and close-ups of the expressive, large-eyed characters, Galligan easily shifts between giggles with friends and more emotional scenes, always retaining the upbeat, earnest tone of the original... While this title is bound to attract fans of the series, newcomers will eagerly dive right in." — School Library Journal

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Ann M Martin
Ann M. Martin is the creator of The Baby-sitters Club, which has more than 190 million books in print, making it one of the most popular series in the history of publishing. Her novels include A Corner of the Universe (a Newbery Honor Book), Belle Teal, Here Today, A Dog's Life, On Christmas Eve, and the Main Street and Family Tree series, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More with Paula Danziger. Ann lives in upstate New York.
Katy Farina is the creator of eight New York Times bestselling graphic novel adaptations of the Baby-sitters Little Sister series by Ann M. Martin and of an original graphic novel for young readers, Song of the Court. Previously, she painted backgrounds for She-Ra and the Princesses of Power at DreamWorks TV. Katy lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two rambunctious cats. Visit her online at katyfarina.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781338067309
Lexile Measure
400
Guided Reading Level
-
Publisher
Graphix
Publication date
September 26, 2017
Series
Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV008000 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | General
JUV013000 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | General
Library of Congress categories
Babysitters
Cartoons and comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Babysitters Club (Imaginary organization)

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