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The Baby-Sitters Club Prequel to Be Published April 2010

October 7th, 2009 (11:18 pm)
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Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: The Golden Girls score music

The Summer Before, a prequel to The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin, will be published by Scholastic in April 2010. The first two books in the original series, #1: Kristy's Great Idea and #2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, will also be re-published in April 2010.

Thank you, Bri, for posting about the forthcoming prequel. When I read the news, I felt like I was seven years old again.

Updates:

Read the official press release issued by Scholastic on December 31st, 2009.

Click here to see the cover for The Summer Before, as printed in the New York Times. I was hoping for cover art which matched the original style, like Robert Hunt, but I like this cover just fine. It's cute and colorful, and I'd rather see this than a photo or painting of the girls that didn't match what I had pictured.

Amazon provided this summary and additional details:

Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind...in order to find new friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.

The Summer Before is a sweet, moving novel about four girls on the edge of something big - not just the Club that will change their lives, but also all the joys and tribulations of being twelve and thirteen.

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (April 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545160936
ISBN-13: 978-0545160933

Related Posts:
Review: The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemier
Spotlight: Ann M. Martin and The Baby-Sitters Club
Bildungsroman Tag: BSC

Comments

Posted by: :D (07six10)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)

I feel like I'm eight again. A new BSC book to look forward to! I wonder why they're going back, but it'll be exciting to see these books on store shelves again.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
happy

Agreed. Agreed.

Posted by: Lauren (begliocchi)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
butterfly

I'm excited for this book! =D

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)

Ditto! :)

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)

:) That's why I sent you the link!

Posted by: raina (goraina)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)

It's definitely not an April Fool's joke. It's real! (And before you ask, no, I have nothing to do with it!) :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)

I nearly emailed you last night to ask if you were involved. :)

Posted by: Leirb (briel)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Books

Neat! I'm with everyone who hopes the cover will match the original style.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC)

:)

Posted by: kacie (no_mysteryleft)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)

I was talking to Bri last night about how it's going to be all (LATE) 20-something women in the kids department. . . I can't wait!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)

Totally! :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC)

Awesome! That'll be fun to read. Thanks for posting this up!

-Priya

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 8th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)

Indeed it will. :)

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