Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series #4)

Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series #4)

by Raina Telgemeier

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The baby-sitters are back in their fourth graphic novel! Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her art than her grades, feels she can't compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, makes straight As, and even takes college-level courses. The girls are nothing alike, and they can't agree on anything. While Janine devotes all her time to working on her Web site, The Baby-sitters Club is busy with their new summer play group. But when something terrible happens to their grandmother, Mimi, the two sisters discover they're more alike than they originally thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545600156
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Series: Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series , #4
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 44 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series, BELLE TEAL, the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, HERE TODAY, A DOG'S LIFE, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S, LONGER LETTER LATER and SNAIL MAIL NO MORE with Paula Danziger, and THE DOLL PEOPLE and THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.

Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, then moved to New York City, where she earned an illustration degree at the School of Visual Arts. She is the creator of SMILE, a critically acclaimed graphic memoir based on her childhood, which was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller and winner of the Will Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens, and received a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Honor. Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, which were selected for YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and BOOKLIST’s Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. Her new graphic novel for Scholastic is titled DRAMA. Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband, Dave Roman. To learn more, visit her online at

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Claudia and Mean Janine (BSC Graphix Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have all four of the graphic novels of the Babysitter's Club, and I love the way the characters are brought to life. I have always loved this series, and the graphic novels have a way of making the series even better. If you want to get a non book lover into the BSC, these books are a great way to start. I love them!
MamaFox97 More than 1 year ago
Poor Claudia!! She has her "perfect" sister's footsteps to follow. However, Janine secretly wishes she could be more artsy and carefree like Claudia. This is a very realistic story of how sisters interact. When I was a tween I read the entire Babysitters Club series. I learned how to deal with all kinds of problem children, crazy things that can occur while babysitting, and how to be more organized. The Babysitters Club taught me all about "Kid Kits" and accurately show how girls interact with each other. The characters and their situations are very realistic. The family settings mirror your own. The girls are totally likeable and it is amazing to me that the author could come up with all kinds of scenarios. These books inspired me when I was learning to babysit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have all of these books the are all great really good!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good and exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great stories love the baby sitters club
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another stellar BSC adaptation and this is one of my favorite BSC books. Claudia's my favorite, so of course I loved it. I love all the BSC Graphix books and I hope they keep making more and more and more!
alexanan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ann M. Martin¿s popular 1980¿s series The Baby-Sitters Club has a new life in the graphic novel adaptations by Raina Telgemeier, as we see in Claudia and Mean Janine. Telgemeier faithfully translates Martin¿s books into the new format without compromising the characters and plot that are familiar to readers of the originals. Claudia and Mean Janine presents a summer in the life of the Baby-Sitters Club through the eyes of Claudia Kishi, the artistically-inclined, academically underachieving youngest child in a family of intellectuals. Claudia and her computer-genius sister Janine are at odds because each believes that the other is favored by the rest of the family, and the situation only worsens when their beloved grandmother Mimi has a stroke and must be nursed back to health. A subplot about the Baby-Sitters Club¿s summer adventure running a playgroup helps to lighten the sometimes grim tale. Themes of sibling rivalry and loyalty will be familiar to many readers, and the simple but expressive illustrations integrate with the text to tell a unified story. This format will make the books accessible to a wider audience, including reluctant readers and younger children, and will help bring girls into the boy-dominated graphic novel world. Recommended for ages 8+.
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Ok if u read the one that said it was bad, than i sorry because the one from Paige is mine. Ya, thats my name. I didn't know what 2 think of this book. Ya so um.... so if you are under 15 click no. But if you are over click yes.