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Claudia and the Disaster Date is the twelfth book in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

Alan Gray is immature, silly, goofy, and not to be trusted. Or at least that's what Claudia used to think.

Now she's dating him.

But has Alan really changed? Claudia's not sure. She can't tell whether Alan's a dream date or a date disaster.

Alan's got one last chance. Will Claudia find love?



Claudia's Family




  • Ms. Feld - Children's Librarian
  • Storybook Wanda - professional story teller who volunteers her time
  • Parents at story time
  • Caroline Kuhn
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gray
  • Mr. and Mrs. Blumberg


Pop Culture and Real Life References[]

  • Little Orphan Annie
  • Nancy Drew, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Beauty and the Beast, Black Beauty, A Baby Sister for Frances, Find a Stranger, Say Good-Bye, Fell, Harold and the Purple Crayon (books)
  • Rocky
  • Big Bird
  • Raggedy Ann
  • P.T. Barnum
  • Mark Twain
  • Michelangelo and Georgia O'Keefe (artists)

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]


  • Claudia recalls Mary Anne's birthday and how Alan acted during it from Logan Likes Mary Anne!.
  • Mary Anne recalls that they solved a mystery at the library which happened in Mary Anne and the Library Mystery.
  • On page 49 Kristy remembers when Stacey told her that she and Sam were going out.


  • Kristy hates Alan which never really case since she's only ever seen him as pest, they actually danced together in Kristy and the Sister War. She's actually been to several dances with him before she started seeing Bart. This is brought up on page 50 however, and she says she regrets it which wasn't the case in the books she narrates.


  • Claudia doesn't like movie theater butter.
  • Dawn doesn't like pretzels.
  • Mrs. Kuhn is reading Black Beauty to the kids.
  • Claudia and Erica took paying jobs at the library.
  • Alan gives Claudia flowers.
  • The library gets a new mural with Claudia creating it.
  • Claudia and Dawn are golf partners.
  • Erica learns the names of her birth parents, they are Allison Stiller and Jonathan Gardener.
  • Rioko wishes that she was a good writer.
  • Charlie Thomas knows how to run a gas grill.
  • Jessi and Mallory are mentioned but never shown.