Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls (The Baby-Sitters Club Series #2)

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The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! The first three classic BSC books are back, along with a brand-new prequel, The Summer Before.

Being a good baby-sitter isn't always easy, and the vice-president of the Baby-Sitters Club, Claudia Kishi, is learning that the hard way. She and the other club members have started getting strange calls on the job. Is it the Phantom Caller, a jewel thief who's been breaking into houses in the area? One ...

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Overview


The hit series returns to charm and inspire another generation of baby-sitters! The first three classic BSC books are back, along with a brand-new prequel, The Summer Before.

Being a good baby-sitter isn't always easy, and the vice-president of the Baby-Sitters Club, Claudia Kishi, is learning that the hard way. She and the other club members have started getting strange calls on the job. Is it the Phantom Caller, a jewel thief who's been breaking into houses in the area? One thing is certain -- the Club has to take action to protect their kids!

Claudia decides to investigate when she and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club receive mysterious phone calls while out on assignments.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
The girls are all back in this new adventure with the Baby-Sitters Club (BSC). Friends Mary Ann, Stacey, Kristy, and Claudia have formed an alliance to organize their babysitting duties, so that someone is always available for every job and each girl knows every client. When Mary Ann reads in the paper that a burglar is calling homes in a nearby city and then hanging up without talking, only to rob the house later in the evening, the girls all become concerned that the phantom caller will move into their town. Now, at their BSC meetings, the talk is sometimes about boys, the upcoming Halloween dance, and upcoming jobs but most of the time the discussion is about the phantom caller. When one of the girls receives a "phantom" call while on a job, their nerves become truly rattled. Every sound and every unfamiliar crick becomes a threat. True to their nature, the girls rally around each other and manage to solve the mystery while caring for their young clients. In the telling of the story, Martin reinforces teamwork, sibling relationships, character building, and fun. Upper elementary grade students have come to rely on this author for interesting stories, and this tale is no exception. For readers who require a larger dose of BSC information, Scholastic provides a Web link to the girls. All elementary media collections and language arts classrooms will want to include this latest adventure in their collection. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5 The four 12-year-old girls who comprise ``The Baby-sitters Club'' are worried about a robber whose pattern involves first calling the possible victim and then remaining silent. The girls, responsible babysitters, are at the same time gossipy girls who are variously at odds with members of their families, their schoolwork, and above all, boys. It is one of the latter who turns out to be Claudia's ``Phantom caller,'' brave enough to dial, but too shy to ask her to the dance. Martin sometimes writes as her audience would (Claudia ``goes'' rather than ``says,'' for instance). Claudia is an underachiever, but gifted in art; she has a brilliant sister she doesn't like; and she is Japanese. She should be an interesting and complex character, but she is hardly distinguishable from the other three babysitters. This contrived story is one of those ephemeral paperbacks that can easily be forgotten. Carolyn Jenks, Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, N.H.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545174763
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Baby-Sitters Club Series, #2
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 90,433
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet 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.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Fantastic Book!!!!!!!!!

    This book was amazing!!!!!!!! I couldnt put it down! I was really suprised when i found out who the phantom caller was. This book is much different from the first one because the first baby-sitters club book was narrated by Kristy, but in the second one, Claudia is the narrator. You have to read this book. Its not just for girls and it doesnt matter how old you are, because this book will pull you in and wont let you go. This is a MUST READ BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy it!
    -- Coolkat02879

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2010

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    Reviewed by Kira M for TeensReadToo.com

    Things are starting to go well for The Baby-Sitters Club. They're getting a fair amount of babysitting jobs and the business is paying off not only for them, but the adults who hire them, as well.

    When the Phantom Caller, a jewel thief who calls and hangs up, then robs the house he just called, is reported in the area, the babysitters are uneasy. Their fear, however, grows worse when they start receiving hang-up calls on the job.

    Is it the Phantom Caller or a prank caller? Whatever it is, the babysitters are on the case and are determined to protect the kids they watch.

    One of the more unique books in THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB series, readers will enjoy the mix of humor, mystery, and friendship. The characters are better and even more memorable than they were in the first book, and their new challenges keep the book interesting.

    Readers who like realistic fiction will enjoy reading CLAUDIA AND THE PHANTOM PHONE CALLS.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Do you babysit and sometimes get scared, especially since you're in charge?

    Claudia is a valuable asset to the babysitters club. She has junkfood hidden all over her room. She really is a character that you can relate to, and would probably be friends with in real life. She deals with someone crank calling while she is babysitting. Now days there are cell phones and caller id, but if you think about how scary it can be sometimes when you are home alone, or the person in charge, this really hits home.

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    A Page-Turning Thrill!

    This book is VERY spooky and exciting; you never know what's going to happen next! If you like mysteries, this book is definitely for you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Very Cute!!

    I bought this for my 3rd grade daughter and she was hesitant to read a "mystery" however, she loved it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    So who cares¿

    Some of yall just dont know how to write a reveiw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Great read

    I love these books!!!!!!! Very good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Love

    Good book reed it <3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    By kitkat101

    I didn't like it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    BSC ROCKS!

    This is one of my favs. If you dont like this book or the BSC you are a @$%*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    this is good

    read it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Asome

    Its a little cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    WOW Buy it

    Really good book! Buy it,its a really good mystery! Its a little
    different from the first book but its really funny. NATALIE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    This is really good

    I am 13 and i thought this seemed kiddish but it really put me on an edge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Gr8

    But i dislike that they dont hqb the othr,o,700 bsc books on nook!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2012

    SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPICALIDOCIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am 9 and I am on the Truth About Stacey I <3 The Baby-Sitters Club more than any other series of books!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Bad

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Great series for kids :) Great series for kids

    I read every single BSC book when I was younger and loved them all. Now I am happy to share them with my 9 year old niece who loves them as much as I did!



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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Super Good Book

    This is awesome book!!! I loved it. It was really creepy when it was talking about the phantom caller...and MY PHONE RANG!!! IT WAS SOO SCARY...but this is really a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    BSC

    My three friends and i are in 4th grade and are alot like the BSC exept we cant babysit yet

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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