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The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series #2)
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The Truth About Stacey (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series #2)

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by Raina Telgemeier, Ann Matthews Martin (Based on a book by)

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America's favorite baby-sitters come to life in a new graphic novel series!

Poor Stacey. She's moved to a new town. She's still coming to terms with her diabetes. She's facing baby-sitting problems left and right. And her parents are no help.

Luckily, Stacey has three new, true friends -- Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC -- and they will


America's favorite baby-sitters come to life in a new graphic novel series!

Poor Stacey. She's moved to a new town. She's still coming to terms with her diabetes. She's facing baby-sitting problems left and right. And her parents are no help.

Luckily, Stacey has three new, true friends -- Kristy, Claudia, and Mary Anne. Together they're the BSC -- and they will deal with whatever's thrown their way... even if it's a rival baby-sitting club!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
This series has always been a favorite of my students. The story deals with many issues that this age group often have to face. Stacey and her parents are trying to deal with her diabetes. Her mother becomes over protective and Stacey has moments of anger and questions why me. Stacey has to leave her old school and friends when her family moves to a new town. This is difficult for any student who has to say good-bye to their friends. Fortunately she quickly makes two new special friends and they form a bond that is both needed and helpful to the three of them. Stacey also has to cope with very busy parents who are not always there when she needs to talk. The emotions felt throughout the book are real and understandable. I was impressed with how well the new friends take on the rival babysitting club and do so by making decisions based on what is right and wrong. I particularly like the honesty of feelings that are found in this book. It is a difficult age for young adults, and the characters are believable and provide good role models. This book is written in graphic form that has always been a favorite of mine. It opens the door to reading for ESL students and reluctant readers and provides high interest at a lower level. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will also enjoy the graphic format and fast paced text. The black-and-white graphics make an enormous impact on the story. I highly recommend this book.
VOYA - Ava Ehde
Stacey McGill faces challenges in her new home and with her new friends in the Baby-Sitters Club who are dealing with rival competition, but her biggest tests are learning to cope with her diabetes and her overprotective parents. The BSC-Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, and Stacey-are forced to compete for baby-sitting jobs, so they employ some of Kristy's good ideas such as personalized kid-kits to bring all their favorites to the children. Their competitors are good promoters. They recruit older sitters, and they even stoop to sabotage, but the BSC prevails by simply being more caring, careful baby-sitters. Stacey faces her own personal trials daily as she is constantly shuffled from one doctor to another in search of the miracle cure. Her parents also have become exceedingly overprotective, but Stacey eventually and creatively gains a voice in her own treatment. This is the second of Martin's Baby-Sitter's Club series to be lent freshness and appeal when adapted to graphic novel format, but it is the third from the original series. Telgemeier, an Eisner Award nominee, creates characters who are expressive, endearing, and do a great job expressing the gawkiness of those tween and teen years. Readers may also enjoy The Baby-Sitter's Club: Kristy's Great Idea (Graphix/Scholastic, 2006/VOYA June 2006), her first graphic novel. Again the level is spot on with this enjoyable and unique read that will be a welcome addition to any young adult collection.
KLIATT - Jennifer Feigelman
Everybody's favorite crew of good-hearted babysitters is back in this second graphic novel from Scholastic's Graphix line. In this sophomore volume, Stacey is dealing with some heavy issues: controlling her diabetes and her overprotective family. Well-adjusted and happy, she has no interest in seeing a new doctor, and is less thrilled when it is mentioned that she may have to move again. To make matters worse, the BSC is under some heavy competition when the all-new Baby-Sitters Agency hits the scene, with older, more experienced sitters. How will the girls defeat their rivals? Will Stacey confront her diabetes—and her family? Martin and Telgemeier have created an endearing graphic novel for young readers. Telgemeier's b/w art is a perfect complement to Martin's writing, forming a smooth synthesis for readers. Little touches—Claudia's updated skunk chunk in her hair, and the keen eye for fashionable details—move this adaptation into a contemporary time frame. Readers of the paperback novel series will like this; and conversely, it may draw fans of the graphic novel to the previous prose series. This family-friendly volume should be a hit with ‘tween audiences and will even reach teens with its heavy nostalgia value.
School Library Journal

Gr 5–7
Stacey is the new girl in town. She has made three good friends in a babysitters club but her memories of her old friends still haunt her. Many of them, including her best friend, Laine, ditched her after she was diagnosed with diabetes. Her parents aren't much help; they keep dragging her from doctor to doctor looking for a miracle cure. All Stacey wants to do is manage her condition on her own terms. An impending trip back to New York and a rival babysitting club has Stacey confused and nervous. Will she be able to reconcile with Laine? Will this new group, complete with sitters who can stay up late, end the club for good? The graphic adaptation of the hugely popular series has as much heart as the original. The girls' dedication to the kids they care for and to their friendship never comes off as hokey. The black-and-white cartoons capture each character's personality; the facial expressions say a lot. Each girl has her own style. The outfits have been updated but the skirts haven't gotten shorter. A solid purchase for both school and public libraries.
—Sadie MattoxCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

From the Publisher

Praise for the BSC Graphic Novels:

"The artist adds abundant energy to the pages and, largely through amusingly exaggerated facial expressions, ably captures each character's personality." -- Publishers Weekly

"Crisp and spot on." -- Booklist

"Unique and original." -- VOYA

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series , #2
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
GN410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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.

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 www.goRaina.com.

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The Truth about Stacey (BSC Graphix Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book about friend in the 7th grade. They all babysit younger kids(and dogs). Kristy decided they could make a club to earn more money. All of her friends joined in and they had some ups and downs while babysitting. There journing started as The Babysitters Club.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day! It's a very quick, fun and easy read. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the Babysitters Club books, and who loves a fun and quick read!
sinlessbeauty116 More than 1 year ago
im a fan of the bsc, always have been since the 4th grade till now(im now 22) Stacey is diabetic and she has a hard time dealing with it...not because of the fact that she is ill, but because those who are around her seems to bug into her personal life continously...though she has great friends in Stoneybrook, she still have dilemas and problems with her past life in NY...The truth About Stacey is a touching Novel...for both childrens and returning fans of the babysitters club...it brings fun and thoughts into those that are young...and truth and meaning to those who are older...BSB is made for all age =) i highly recommend the old BSB novel...but this comic one is a great read as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is good. I liked how Stacey's illnness is portrayed. This stays true to the original books, but I just realized you didn't do Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls. That is one of my favorites! SO dissappointed. I'm guessing only certain ones will be done. All in all, I do recommend this as a buy, but if you want to go in true book order, you'll have to read the ones that are skipped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this ?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The truth about Stacey is a great book for everyone who likes to read about people with typical lives. This book talks about the job of a baby sitter, and the life lessons they learn as they deal with a new baby sitters agency. They face many difficulties with the agency???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooooooo inspiring and exquisite. It's amazing how Stacey has diabetes and still can keep it secret.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Can fdyy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always thought these books were corny but this is one of the worst. She acts like diabetes is the end of the world! Everyones so dramatic about it Plus, how does she always have time to babysit charlet? the books just don't make sense
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Kay-Kay98 More than 1 year ago
love it