Good-bye Stacey, Goodbye is the 13th book in the original The Baby-Sitter's Club series. Stacey moves back to New York. Claudia has a hard time saying good-bye.

Back Cover SummaryEdit

Oh, no! Stacey McGill is moving back to New York! That means no more Stoneybrook Middle School, no more Charlotte Johanssen, and worst of more Baby-sitters Club! Stacey's friends are crushed when they hear that Stacey's moving, Claudia most of all. Stacey was her first best friend.

How will the Baby-sitters cope without Stacey? What kind of going-away present is good enough for someone as special as she is? But most important...

...Who is going to the be the next member of The Baby-sitters Club?


Main PlotEdit


  • Claudia's face angle in the cover picture changes from the 1988 original to the 1996 reprint. In the first she is looking toward Stacey and in the reprint she is looking more toward the viewer. The ebook cover uses the picture on the reprint.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader LetterEdit

Dear Reader,

After this book was first published, I received thousands of letters from readers wanting to know why I moved Stacey back to New York City. Stacey was — and still is — one of the most popular members of the Baby-sitters Club, and readers were disappointed that she had left. I never intended to write Stacey out of the series, and in fact planned to feature her in upcoming books. But readers wanted Stacey back!

I decided that Stacey would return to New York because it seemed natural that among any group of friends, one might eventually move away. I get lots of letters from kids telling me how difficult it is when a friend moves or asking me for a story about a friend who moves. Also, I thought it would be fun to write about Stacey’s very different life in New York — her friends, her school, her baby-sitting charges. And you’ll have a chance to read about them in BSC #18, Stacey’s Mistake.