The Baby-Sitters are Back
Wed, 09/27/2006 - 6:29pm by anned
Any child of the eighties will remember the adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey. Now you can revisit Ann M. Martin’s The Baby-Sitters Club series thanks to comics artist, Raina Telgemeier (known for her webcomic Smile). She has updated our old friends for a new generation in her graphic novel adaptation of Martin’s series, recently published by Scholastic/Graphix. Telgemeier’s clean and expressive black and white artwork enhance the story by adding comedy, action, and emotion.
Sigh ... I was more of a Sweet Valley High girl myself. Those size-6 girls and their Fiat Spider ... keeping alive the dream of growing up tiny, blonde and rich.
I may have missed the Baby-Sitters Club books, but I didn't miss Martin's [t:corner of the universe|A Corner of the Universe], a bittersweet story that will stay with you long after you read it.