Mary Anne's on her own. Can she take charge?

Mary Anne Saves the Day
4, Mary Anne Saves the Day
The Baby-Sitter's Club, # 4

Ann M. Martin

Cover Art

Joel Iskowitz (original)
Hodges Soileau (re-release)


1987, Scholastic



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Mary Anne Saves the Day is the fourth book in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin. Mary Anne Spier has never been a leader, but when the BSC gets in a huge fight, she's left alone and the BSC might fall apart unless she does something fast. Will the new girl help The Baby Sitters Club or ruin it?


Main PlotEdit

There is a big fight between the Baby Sitters Club members! Mary Anne hates arguments and is really upset. Not one of the members is speaking to another BSC member. Mary Anne has to eat lunch by herself --- until Dawn Schafer, the new girl (at school and in the town) asks to sit down! The two become friends and Kristy is jealous. The BSC members fight for over a month. When Mary Anne has to handle an emergency on the job without any help from the BSC --- things get complicated. Mary Anne has to learn to stand up for herself --- starting with her over-protective father.

Sub PlotEdit

After the BSC makes up, Mary Anne asks Dawn to join The Baby Sitters Club, and she accepts! Will Dawn be a good club member? Is she responsible enough? Nothing Dawn can't prove! Mary Anne and Dawn also discover that their parents knew each other in high school and they dated! Can Dawn and Mary Anne rekindle the love that they shared that ended tragically?

Back CoverEdit

Mary Anne has never been a leader of the Baby-sitters Club. She's left that up to Kristy... or Claudia... or Stacey. But now there's a big fight among the four friends, and Mary Anne doesn't have them to depend on anymore. It's bad enough when she's left alone at the lunch table at school. But when she has to baby-sit a sick child without any help from her friends, Mary Anne knows it's time to take charge! The Baby-sitters Club is going to fall apart unless somebody doesn't something—fast. Maybe it's time for Mary Anne to step in and save the day!

Alternative CoversEdit

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