Baby-Sitting Is a Dangerous Job

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I'm Darcy Stevens. A baby-sitter for the Foster children. Now, I've taken care of bratty kids before, but never three all at once. These kids are really something. I was reading to the two girls and Jeremy snuck into the den to call his Uncle Rick who lives in Hawaii! Later the baby covered herself with her mother's expensive makeup!

But that's not the half of it. After I interviewed for the job, my brother drove me home and I saw a black car following us. Then on my first day, ...

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Overview

I'm Darcy Stevens. A baby-sitter for the Foster children. Now, I've taken care of bratty kids before, but never three all at once. These kids are really something. I was reading to the two girls and Jeremy snuck into the den to call his Uncle Rick who lives in Hawaii! Later the baby covered herself with her mother's expensive makeup!

But that's not the half of it. After I interviewed for the job, my brother drove me home and I saw a black car following us. Then on my first day, this stranger came to the door and said he was from the gas company and had to get in for an emergency. I asked to see his ID and instead of showing me, he just left.

I could never have predicted what would happen next....

A baby sitter and her three willful charges make a formidable team to outwit their surprised kidnappers.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An ordinary sitting job turns into a nightmare for 13-year-old Darcy when kidnappers invade the house and carry off the children; PW found this a mystery characterized by "electrifying suspense." Ages 8-12. Feb.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449701775
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1987
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 963,085
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2010

    BABY-SITTING IS A DANGEROUS JOB

    Baby-sitting is a dangerous job is a really good book it is a mystery book. It is about a 13 year old girl named Darcy and she babysits three kids that are named Shana, Melissa, and Jeremy. When she first went to her interview to meet the Fosters, the kids acted bratty and mean. So the next day she went over to babysit them. She was reading them a book then all the sudden the two kids Shana and Jeremy got into stuff. That day a black car followed her home. Then one day when Darcy was babysitting the alarm went off, so they called the police and they came. They said maybe one of the kids set it off. So then another time she was babysitting when the kids came up missing and she was looking for them when somebody grabbed her and she recognized who they was and said it out loud. If you want to know what happens next you will have to read the book Baby-sitting is a dangerous job by Willo Davis Roberts. Willo Davis Roberts is a wonderful writer. She writes all kinds of books. She writes books and you can feel the emotions. When you pick up one of her books and start reading it is to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    Awesome~!~!~

    OMG!!! Absoulutly LOVE This Book..... I Read It Twice And Still was In The Edge Of My Seat. I Just Love The Cleverness Of This Book And Some Of The Things You Can Predict But My Gosh I Totally Reconmend It.....Darcy Is So Smart And Shana is SO SO SO Cute And Funny.....Absoulutly Worth Your Money.....Hope You Enjoy Because I KNOW I Did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2008

    The title says it all !!!

    Darcy really needs a job. She had already gone to five different interviews and nobody liked her. So when she saw a rich house she tought they would pay her good so she decided to ask if they needed someone to baby-sitt. When finally someone said yes she met the kids and totally knew that it was going to be a nightmare!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    sweet!!=)

    this book was the best i frist thought it was so boring i would fall asleep. but i endded up likeing it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    An amazed middle schooler!!!!

    At first the book was boring but the more I read the more I was there!I felt like i was on that mattress,on that roof,I could hear those wasps buzzing around me,I could feel Mellisa's hand in Darcy's!!I felt like I was Darcy!!!Willo Davis is an awesome writer,I want to be able to write like her,to be able to make others feel the way I do!!!Everyone should read this and many more books written by her!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    the best

    I love this book and i would read it 1 million times if i could. I am going to buy the book as soon as posible. I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2002

    I hear that it is a good book.

    Willo I havn't read the book yet but I'm going to but I hear that it is a good book I will write back when I'm done reading the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2001

    a reviewer

    When Darcy gets the job baby-sitting the Foster kids she though it would be easy but it wasn't. While she was reading to them Jimmy sneaks out and calls his Uncle Rick that lives in Hawaii. Later the girls put on there mothers make-up. Then her best friends dad and two brothers kidnapped them. Now it is up to Darcy to save them and herself. Will the make it out alive or will they have to stay? Read the book and find out for youself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2000

    OUTSTADING THRILLER!!!!!!

    This book, Babysitting is a Dangerous Job, was a spectacular book, i was left on the edge of my seat the whole time, i am very glad that i picked this book for my book report, and i think that this book should be required to read for students during a certain mystery unit... i couldn't put it down! TWO THUMBS UP!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    Buy it!!!

    This book is great. I had never read such a great book until I read this book. If you like kids then you will also like this book. It taught me a lot about baby-sitting too. I am so glad I read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2000

    Babysitting................

    This was a pretty good book. She is a really good author. She could have cut a few parts out though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2000

    The Best in Book History!

    Great Suspence! Thrilling terror! Wonderful Mystery! I read this book in the second grade, and now I'm in the sixth, and I still remember how great the suspence was in this book!

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    Posted November 23, 2008

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