Original Publication Date: 2019
Ghostwriter? No, the text copyright is for Ann M. Martin.
Illustrator: Gale Galligan
One major difference between this and the original version: Jessi joins the club here! There's also more diversity in the graphic novel, notably Logan (and Cam Geary) isn't white. It also stood out to me that Mary Anne's dad didn't specify she could only get a rescue cat (although she still does), and that Mary Anne used magnets to put up the picture of Cam Geary on her locker, rather than chewing gum...not sure why that scene was so etched in my memory.
Established or continued in this book:
The Girls (and Logan):
Claudia candy: She provides gummy worms, pretzels, and Goobers--hidden in a hollow book.
|The Goobers were opened, hence Mallory's expression|
|Jessi's and Logan's first BSC meeting|
|My dad is also a lawyer. Replace the coat rack and plant |
with more family pictures (we have a bigger family), the
baseball with a football, and shave the beard,
and this is him at his office.
|Jessi and Mallory hanging out with Becca and Squirt|
|Tigger, shortly before Mary Anne adopts him|
The Club (and clients):
|Myriah and Gabby Perkins|
|Jackie Rodowsky and his mom|
|It's official! Jessi is the new junior member,|
and Logan is the new alternate member.
|That's Mr. Redmont, who gave Kristy the essay on decorum|
after she was a little too eager to leave class in Kristy's Great Idea.
|With Mallory joining earlier in the graphic novels,|
we need a quick explanation of her being at the
emergency club meeting during eighth grade lunch.
|Mary Anne's shoe hitting the vice principal|
PSA Time: Surprise parties aren't for everyone! Scale the size of the surprise to fit the person.
|Too much for Mary Anne|
|There we go|
Martin dedicates this book to "my old baby-sitters, Maura and Peggy."
Galligan dedicates it to "Patrick, and the full minute we spent laughing at the weird face Dipper made. And for you! I'm so glad we got to spend this time together."
|The cities skirt!|