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A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she's determined to prove that Mrs. Po A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she's determined to prove that Mrs. Porter is a witch named Morbidda Destiny!Mrs. Porter is getting ready to have a special meeting at her house, and Karen is sure the meeting is for witches. Are they going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away -- once and for all?


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A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she's determined to prove that Mrs. Po A fresh and fun graphic novel series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister! Karen Brewer lives next door to Mrs. Porter, who wears long robes and has wild gray hair. Mrs. Porter has a black cat named Midnight and always seems to be working in her garden. Karen isn't supposed to spy on her neighbor, but she's determined to prove that Mrs. Porter is a witch named Morbidda Destiny!Mrs. Porter is getting ready to have a special meeting at her house, and Karen is sure the meeting is for witches. Are they going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away -- once and for all?

30 review for Karen's Witch

  1. 5 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    I loved both the Babysitters Club books and the Little Sister books as a kid, and I definitely remember Karen's Witch being a favorite of mine. I didn't remember how the story went until I started reading this adaptation, and it all immediately came back! This was such an adorable adaptation. I tried checking out the Raina Telgemeiger BSC adaptations a while back and didn't care much for them, but this was honestly precious and I will happily check out more of the Little Sisters graphic novels. I loved both the Babysitters Club books and the Little Sister books as a kid, and I definitely remember Karen's Witch being a favorite of mine. I didn't remember how the story went until I started reading this adaptation, and it all immediately came back! This was such an adorable adaptation. I tried checking out the Raina Telgemeiger BSC adaptations a while back and didn't care much for them, but this was honestly precious and I will happily check out more of the Little Sisters graphic novels. The art was so cute, the color palette was gorgeous, and it perfectly conveyed the story in a short and sweet way without leaving any unnecessary details or boring bits in. Karen is such a cute, funny kid and I loved the "twist" about Mrs. Porter — er, sorry, Morbidda Destiny. Thank you so much to the Amazon Vine reviewer program for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Scott

    Karen continues to be the worst, this time in graphic form. All in one book, she is a snoop and a liar and an oathbreaker and a thief. Her parents were all "We can't get too mad at you because you thought you were doing something brave", but Karen willfully made things up to get her friend to go along with her, so no, Karen didn't think she was doing something brave. This is how wars get started, Karen. You literally accused a woman of having WMDs in her yard (weapons of magical destruction -- ju Karen continues to be the worst, this time in graphic form. All in one book, she is a snoop and a liar and an oathbreaker and a thief. Her parents were all "We can't get too mad at you because you thought you were doing something brave", but Karen willfully made things up to get her friend to go along with her, so no, Karen didn't think she was doing something brave. This is how wars get started, Karen. You literally accused a woman of having WMDs in her yard (weapons of magical destruction -- just go with it) and tried to wipe her off the map. And you learned nothing from it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Prabhjot Kaur

    Karen is six years old and she is Kristy's step-sister. She thinks that her father's neighbor Mrs. Porter is a witch and she calls her Morbidda Destiny. She is out to find proof that Mrs. Porter is really a witch and help the neighborhood. She also gets her friend Hannie to come along with her. When Karen witnesses Mrs. Porter fly off on the broom with her cat, Midnight late one night, she tells Kristy the whole thing but Kristy tells her that may be this was a dream as Karen went to bed a while Karen is six years old and she is Kristy's step-sister. She thinks that her father's neighbor Mrs. Porter is a witch and she calls her Morbidda Destiny. She is out to find proof that Mrs. Porter is really a witch and help the neighborhood. She also gets her friend Hannie to come along with her. When Karen witnesses Mrs. Porter fly off on the broom with her cat, Midnight late one night, she tells Kristy the whole thing but Kristy tells her that may be this was a dream as Karen went to bed a while ago but Karen believes and knows that it wasn't a dream and she starts spying on Mrs. Porter even more. She finds out that Mrs. Porter is having a witches meeting and Karen has an idea to expose Mrs. Porter finally. She and Hannie go to Mrs. Porter's house and announce that they know their secret. Karen's grandma is also attending the meeting and tells them that this is a gardener's meeting and no one there is a witch. Karen gets in trouble with her dad and she ends up apologizing to Mrs. Porter but still believes that she is a witch. This is a spin-off of the baby-sitters club books and I really enjoyed those but this wasn't that good and it definitely lacked the plot and pace. Also the illustrations weren't that good. Karen's dad and Kristy's mum seemed to be younger in these illustrations than the baby-sitters club books. I will continue with the series just to see what happens but this was more on the disappointing side. 2-2.5 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Rod Brown

    This spin-off from the Baby-Sitters Club features Kristy Thomas' six-year-old step-sister, Karen, an annoying little brat who doesn't seem to have learned a thing by the end of this simple, but well-done adventure. I'm not sure I could put up with her for a second book though . . . This spin-off from the Baby-Sitters Club features Kristy Thomas' six-year-old step-sister, Karen, an annoying little brat who doesn't seem to have learned a thing by the end of this simple, but well-done adventure. I'm not sure I could put up with her for a second book though . . .

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kylie

    My lil sister loved this 🤗

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chelsey

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I remember being so mad at the chapter book version of this when I was a kid, because the witch wasn’t real. I was promised witches! Instead I got a lesson about not letting your imagination run away with you, which I was Not Here For. As an adult, I had a different reaction - the plot still doesn’t grab me AND Karen’s kind of a brat :p

  7. 5 out of 5

    Natalie

    The art was adorable and I love Karen’s vivid (sometimes too vivid) imagination!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    Enjoyable but I prefer the Baby-sitters club books about the older girls. This on felt like they were trying to appeal to a younger audience and it didn’t do well without the context of the other books.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    I really liked this series as a kid, but as an adult looking back, Karen spends the entire graphic novel getting up to mischief only to basically learn to try and lie and hide a little better next time so she doesn't get caught, fab lesson. I really liked this series as a kid, but as an adult looking back, Karen spends the entire graphic novel getting up to mischief only to basically learn to try and lie and hide a little better next time so she doesn't get caught, fab lesson.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Natalya Kahmann

    I read this purely for nostalgia. I read so many Baby-Sitters Little Sister books as a kid so when I saw this at the library, I just had to pick it up. It was fun and reminded me why I loved the series as a kid. Karen acts like a six year old and gets into silly trouble. It was also fun to read this in a graphic novel format. A fun, short, nostalgic read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    Having read the Babysitters Club Little Sister books growing up, I just had to check out the graphic novel. This book was super cute and kids will love its fresh look.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Different Is Beautiful

    This book would have been perfect for Halloween time

  13. 4 out of 5

    BookWorm

    Karen is Kristy's little sister, and she's convinced that Mrs. Porter, the lady next door, is actually a witch! Karen has been spying, even though she isn't supposed to, and after careful thinking, she believes Mrs. Poter is throwing a witch meeting. Karen and her friend decide to stop the witches before they cast a spell on the whole town. Or, on Karen herself. But, will they be brave enough to banish the witches and warlocks so they never come back? This was cute. I finished it in an hour or s Karen is Kristy's little sister, and she's convinced that Mrs. Porter, the lady next door, is actually a witch! Karen has been spying, even though she isn't supposed to, and after careful thinking, she believes Mrs. Poter is throwing a witch meeting. Karen and her friend decide to stop the witches before they cast a spell on the whole town. Or, on Karen herself. But, will they be brave enough to banish the witches and warlocks so they never come back? This was cute. I finished it in an hour or so, and I enjoyed immensely. My favorite character was definitely Karen. She reminded me of myself. The way she did crazy things without thinking them through, and how she kept breaking the same rule, no spying on the neighbors, over and over again. If I could describe Karen in a nutshell, she would be a rash misbehaver with a big heart and a born leader.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Katie R.

    It was a witchy book 😋😂🧙‍♀️#i liked it 🧙‍♀️

  15. 4 out of 5

    Renata

    The art is adorbs, Karen is an icon, I'm glad these are getting GN adaptations. Weirdly I feel like the target age of these GNs is basically the same as the "older sister" OG BSC GNs?? Maybe slightly younger but like......idk not by much??? The art is adorbs, Karen is an icon, I'm glad these are getting GN adaptations. Weirdly I feel like the target age of these GNs is basically the same as the "older sister" OG BSC GNs?? Maybe slightly younger but like......idk not by much???

  16. 4 out of 5

    Katie Fitzgerald

    This is a pretty faithful adaptation of the original series, which I started reading as a first grader in 1988. I'm not completely convinced that young readers can fully get the details of Karen's two-family life from the introductory panels included in this book, but her dramatic personality and penchant for letting her imagination run away with her do come through loud and clear. I also like the way the illustrator depicts Mrs. Porter (aka Morbidda Destiny). Her appearance is such that a young This is a pretty faithful adaptation of the original series, which I started reading as a first grader in 1988. I'm not completely convinced that young readers can fully get the details of Karen's two-family life from the introductory panels included in this book, but her dramatic personality and penchant for letting her imagination run away with her do come through loud and clear. I also like the way the illustrator depicts Mrs. Porter (aka Morbidda Destiny). Her appearance is such that a young child might believe she is a witch, but can also probably be convinced that she is just a normal older lady with an interest in gardening. Surprisingly, I think reformatting this book as a graphic novel actually broadens the appeal a little bit. Whereas the original Little Sister books were definite beginning chapter books, the style here could really engage readers from ages 4 to 10, especially among kids who like family stories and may themselves have very big imaginations. I'm a little bit curious about the apparent decision to edit out Hannie's Greek heritage, as that was always an interesting part of this series for me, but that is a minor point that no contemporary child is going to notice given that the original series is only available in Kindle format and is nowhere near as popular as it was 30 years ago.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christine Salek

    As someone who went through a big Baby-Sitters Little Sister phase about 20 years ago, yes to this.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kris - My Novelesque Life

    RATING: 4 STARS I remember reading the Baby-Sitters Club series, when the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series came out. I did read more than several of them, and definitely while I was too old for them lol. I enjoyed Martin's writing, but also knowing more about Kristy and her family. This spin-off looks at Karen Brewer, Kristy's younger stepsister (her stepfather's oldest of two children), with her younger brother, Andrew and her adventures. The graphic novel/comic is pretty much the same as the B RATING: 4 STARS I remember reading the Baby-Sitters Club series, when the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series came out. I did read more than several of them, and definitely while I was too old for them lol. I enjoyed Martin's writing, but also knowing more about Kristy and her family. This spin-off looks at Karen Brewer, Kristy's younger stepsister (her stepfather's oldest of two children), with her younger brother, Andrew and her adventures. The graphic novel/comic is pretty much the same as the Baby-Sitters graphic novel, and what you remember from the chapter book series. It was a fun quick stroll down memory lane, and I will probably read the rest as they come up.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    This was super cute! The Babysitter's Club and the Babysitter's Little Sister series were my favorite series growing up. In fact, I don't think I read anything but them for years. Since I can't find the originals anywhere, I thought I'd give the graphic novel reboot a try. I really liked it, surprisingly! The art style was cute and sweet. I don't think they're as good as the original but I'm glad the BSC and BSLS series are still kicking. This was super cute! The Babysitter's Club and the Babysitter's Little Sister series were my favorite series growing up. In fact, I don't think I read anything but them for years. Since I can't find the originals anywhere, I thought I'd give the graphic novel reboot a try. I really liked it, surprisingly! The art style was cute and sweet. I don't think they're as good as the original but I'm glad the BSC and BSLS series are still kicking.

  20. 5 out of 5

    bk

    I love the Baby Sitters Club series so this book was a favorite for me! I though it was very unique and interesting because it shows the point of view of the other characters that weren't focused on a lot in the other books! Such a funny book! Would recommend to any fans of the Baby Sitters Club series! I love the Baby Sitters Club series so this book was a favorite for me! I though it was very unique and interesting because it shows the point of view of the other characters that weren't focused on a lot in the other books! Such a funny book! Would recommend to any fans of the Baby Sitters Club series!

  21. 5 out of 5

    McKenna

    In this book Karen a little sister to one of the members of the babysitters club is obsessed with showing everybody that her next-door neighbor is a witch. She spies on her neighbor and makes protection spells to protect her family from the witch. when she burst into the so-called which’s house Karen understood that her neighbor was never a witch in the first place.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melki

    An appropriately named little girl refuses to mind her own business, and accuses a neighbor of witchcraft. Granted, the woman looks a bit like a Scooby Doo villain . . . But, next thing you know it's 1692 all over again! I'm on the witch's side in this one. Hope she turns Karen into a gerbil. An appropriately named little girl refuses to mind her own business, and accuses a neighbor of witchcraft. Granted, the woman looks a bit like a Scooby Doo villain . . . But, next thing you know it's 1692 all over again! I'm on the witch's side in this one. Hope she turns Karen into a gerbil.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jesse

    Lily loved this book! Now we’re on a graphic novel kick. 💥 I remember reading a bunch of these as a kid, but I like the graphic format better. Karen’s spying leads her to believe that her neighbor is actually a witch! (This may have led to a few nightmares on Lily’s part. 😬) The confrontation is awkward; I wish there’d been a more positive outcome, but sometimes life be that way!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Deanna Siegel

    Karen believes her next door neighbor is a witch and concocts a plan with her friend Hannie to save the neighborhood. This was a cute, simple story. Not the strongest, but still easy to read and enjoyable.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I have to admit to being a little disappointed by this one. Karen is annoying and gets her bestie in trouble a lot, while not really having to deal with any punishments herself... maybe her name says it all? Still, I am 100% with Karen on how sometimes it feels like Fall, and I was probably as annoying as Karen as a kid.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Brown

    4.5 Stars A nice flashback to my childhood. I loved reading this series and had a monthly subscription where they sent me new books every month. I forgot that she was 6-going-on-7 and had a ton of adventures. The illustrations were a little off at times but I enjoyed reading this. I wonder if they'll do the entire series in graphic novels! 4.5 Stars A nice flashback to my childhood. I loved reading this series and had a monthly subscription where they sent me new books every month. I forgot that she was 6-going-on-7 and had a ton of adventures. The illustrations were a little off at times but I enjoyed reading this. I wonder if they'll do the entire series in graphic novels!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Brandie

    Nora and I really enjoyed reading this book together. I’ve been trying to get her into Baby-Sitters Club, and having something in the graphic novel format she already loves made it a lot easier. Now I just have to try to sell her again on the chapter books. 🙂

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    My Addi girl wanted me to read this and it was so precious and fun and cute! Witches forever! 😆

  29. 5 out of 5

    Bunny

    These modernized comics are so cute, I can't even stand it. Though much like with the original books, Karen Brewer is such a little brat. Can't stand it. These modernized comics are so cute, I can't even stand it. Though much like with the original books, Karen Brewer is such a little brat. Can't stand it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Coral Murray

    I did not like that she did not follow the rules of her dad’s house.But ,I also liked the book because I like her imagination 😁

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