The Beat is pleased to reveal the cover for The Baby-sitters Club: Claudia and the New Girl, the upcoming graphic novel adaption by Gabriela Epstein of the book by Ann M. Martin.
Claudia and the New Girl is the ninth adaptation of The Baby-sitters Club to be released by Graphix.
The Baby-sitters Club was originally a series of children’s books written by Martin and published by Scholastic. The first book, Kristy’s Great Idea, was first published in August 1986. While initially only intended to last for four volumes, the success of the stories led to the series being expanded to a dozen books, before it was expanded further still.
The original run ultimatley totaled roughly 250 titles, including several spin-off series, when it concluded in 2000.
In 2006, the first graphic novel adaptation in The Baby-sitters Club series – Kristy’s Great Idea, adapted by Raina Telgemeier – was released. Telgemeier adapted three more of the books: The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, and Claudia and Mean Janine.
Then in 2017, the first adaption by Gale Galligan, Dawn and the Impossible Three, was released. This was followed by Galligan’s adaptations of Kristy’s Big Day, Boy-Crazy Stacey, and concluded with Logan Likes Mary Anne, which was released earlier this month.
On February 2nd, 2021, the next book in the series, Claudia and the New Girl, will be available on the shelf of a bookstore, comic shop, or library near you! But because it seems impossible to wait until February, in addition to the cover reveal, The Beat is beyond excited to give readers an exclusive look at the first chapter of the next entry in The Baby-sitters Club story!
We hope you will enjoy these pages from Claudia and the New Girl as much as we do! And be sure to stay tuned to The Beat for more coverage as the book’s release in February grows nearer.
Text © Ann M. Martin
Art © Gabriela Epstein