Mary Anne Saves the Day

The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 4
Narrated by: Elle Fanning
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 4
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Publisher's Summary

Three decades after The Baby-Sitters Club first rocked our world—like scoring your own phone line, in your room!—the beloved franchise is back to binge (and share) like never before!

In the most exciting news since we first learned of Kristy Thomas’s great idea to start the Baby-Sitters Club, the book series is now available only from Audible as an audio experience with special guest narrator Elle Fanning, the multi-talented actress and fan of BSC.

With endearing characters and enduring storylines filled with lessons of self-discovery, the beauty of true friendship, and the power of youth-led entrepreneurship itself, the BSC has never felt more now. So, whether you’re joining the club for the first time, or the first time in quite a while, spend time with stories that transcend the ages. Gather up the kids—not to mention those nieces, nephews, and neighbors alike—for all the twists, turns, hilarity, and burns of tween life in Stoneybrook, Connecticut!

Mary Anne has never been a leader of the BSC. So when a fight breaks out among the club's four members, Mary Anne feels a little lost, unable to depend on Kristy, Stacey, or Claudia anymore. Sitting by herself in the cafeteria is bad enough; when Mary Anne has to baby-sit a sick child without any help from the club, she knows someone has to take action. It's time for Mary Anne to step in and save the day!

The best friends you'll ever have—with classic BSC covers and a letter from Ann M. Martin!

©1987 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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About the Creator

Ann M. Martin is the author of the beloved The Baby-Sitters Club series, one of the most successful series in publishing history with over 176 million copies in print worldwide and was adapted into a TV series, a feature film, and prompted girls around the world to start their own baby-sitters clubs. The New York Times hailed Martin as "a genius in communicating with girls…[she] gets children to read." Time magazine praised the The Baby-Sitters Club series calling it, “must-read literature for preteen girls.” Her other acclaimed novels include the A Corner of the Universe which won a Newbery Honor, A Dog’s Life, Belle Teal, as well as the Main Street and The Doll People series. Martin has also collaborated on other novels including P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger. She lives in upstate New York.

About the Performer

In 2013, Elle Fanning was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance in Sally Potter’s film Ginger & Rosa. She played Sleeping Beauty opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent, which earned over $750M in worldwide box office. She starred in Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams, and Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2016, Elle played the lead in Nic Refn’s horror thriller Neon Demon, which premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. She also starred in Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women and Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era crime drama, Live by Night. In 2017, she starred opposite Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell in The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola. She starred in I Think We’re Alone Now for director Reed Morano, opposite Peter Dinklage. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. She co-starred with Ben Foster in Galveston, directed by Melanie Laurent and written by Nic Pizzolatto. She starred in the musical Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Elle will reprise her role as Sleeping Beauty in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. She’ll be seen in All the Bright Places, in which she both stars and produces. The film is directed by Brett Haley and based on the novel by Jennifer Niven. She finished shooting Sally Potter’s film Molly (2020) opposite Javier Bardem. She is in production on the Hulu limited series The Great (2020) for showrunner Tony McNamara (The Favourite). Elle stars as Catherine the Great and also executive produces.

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I might just be too old for this BSC story

I am on a quest to revisit my childhood reading favorites. When I was a child, I loved the Babysitters Club books. I devoured them. I read those, along with the Super Specials, Mysteries, Little Sister books, etc. In fact, I still have all of them to this day in paperback. They were such a big part of my love of reading, I could not part with them. So now that they have come out on Audiobook, I had to check them out. As it turns out, I am not too old to enjoy The Baby-sitters Club. It kind of feels like going home again.

Mary Anne Saves the Day is book 4 in the Baby-sitters Club series. In this book, there is drama. Lots and lots of drama. All of the girls of the BSC are fighting. Mary Anne makes a new friend. There is a medical emergency with a child that Mary Anne is babysitting. She handles it very maturely and responsibly, but is it enough to prove to Mary Anne's father that she is growing up and should be allowed additional privileges?

This book has been my least favorite while revisiting my childhood favorite series. I think I am too old for all of the juvenile fighting and behavior portrayed in this book. I had very little patience for it.

This book is a quick listen and is only 3 hours and 6 minutes. The narrator does a good job.

I still love the nostalgia and am ready to listen to book 5!

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Wait.

No really. Hold up.

Did they........ Did they actually write cell phones into this???? I can't..... What?????

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Relive your childhood memories with Ella Fanning.

The babysitter's club is available to listen to here on www.Audible.com Ella Fanning is an excellent narrator.

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Mary Anne the Butterfly

I love how Mary Anne's father is able to compromise with her. I especially liked how Mary Anne stepped out of her comfort zone to ask for what she wanted and handled problems without the other BSC members.

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  • Lauren R Barnes
  • 12-22-19

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Amazing book and great performance.
I thought about all sorts of things listening to that book.🙂