While pitching story ideas, Raina Telgemeier spoke of how much she had enjoyed The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin as a kid. Shortly thereafter, she was offered the chance to turn four stories from the original book series into new graphic novels.
The first graphic novel adaptation was based on the very first book in the series: Kristy's Great Idea. The second, The Truth About Stacey, was recently released. There will be at least two more books in the line, which, in addition to Raina's other projects, are keeping her pretty busy. She was kind enough to give me a few minutes of her time to take part in the BSC reader survey I conducted, which led to this interview.
How old were you when you started to read The Baby-sitters Club? Do you remember which book you read first?
I read my first BSC book at age nine -- this was in 1986, the year the books were first published! I believe I ordered the first four books through my school book club catalogue, so the first one I read was book #1: Kristy’s Great Idea.
Who was your favorite BSC member?
I liked Kristy and Dawn the best. ( Collapse )