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Claudia and the phantom phone calls
Martin, Ann M., 1955-
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, [1986]

Physical Description:
153 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note:
"An Apple Paperback"--T.p.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.8 4.0 6508.
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On Order



Claudia decides to investigate when she and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club receive mysterious phone calls while out on assignments. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author Notes

Ann Mathews Martin was born on August 12, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. She received a degree in elementary education and psychology from Smith College. She worked as a teacher, was an editor of children's books for both Bantam and Scholastic, and then became a full-time writer.

She is the author of several series including the Baby-sitters Club series, Baby-Sitters Little Sister series, California Diaries series, and Main Street series. Her other works include Ten Kids No Pets, Here Today, On Christmas Eve, and Rain Reign.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Two appealing additions to the Baby-Sitters Club series. Truth describes how Stacey, a diabetic, must take control of her own life when her parents insist on dragging her from one doctor to another. In Phantom Phone Calls, the four girls must decide what to do when they receive mysterious phone calls while they're on their jobs. IC.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5 The four 12-year-old girls who comprise ``The Baby-sitters Club'' are worried about a robber whose pattern involves first calling the possible victim and then remaining silent. The girls, responsible babysitters, are at the same time gossipy girls who are variously at odds with members of their families, their schoolwork, and above all, boys. It is one of the latter who turns out to be Claudia's ``Phantom caller,'' brave enough to dial, but too shy to ask her to the dance. Martin sometimes writes as her audience would (Claudia ``goes'' rather than ``says,'' for instance). Claudia is an underachiever, but gifted in art; she has a brilliant sister she doesn't like; and she is Japanese. She should be an interesting and complex character, but she is hardly distinguishable from the other three babysitters. This contrived story is one of those ephemeral paperbacks that can easily be forgotten. Carolyn Jenks, Oyster River Elementary School, Durham, N.H. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.