Karen's Accident is the 81st book in the Baby-Sitters Little Sister series.
Back Cover Summary
Karen is rushed to the hospital. She has to have an operation. It is going to be scary. But Karen is going to be brave.
It is the end of winter vacation, and Karen and Nancy are playing in the snow. After a snowball fight, they have a secret snowball meeting and talk about the things they liked doing best. Nancy says she liked building snowpeople and getting presents for Hanukkah, and Karen says she liked sledding and watching her favorite figure skater, Irina Kozlova, on television. Mrs. Engle calls Andrew and Karen in and makes them some hot chocolate.
The next day at school, Ms. Colman tells her students to think of people they admire. Sara raises her hand and says she admires Harriet Tubman. Ms. Colman says that is a very good choice, but she wants the students to think of someone who is alive so they can write letters to him or her. Then the bell rings for recess.
After recess, the secretary from Mrs. Titus' office hands Ms. Colman a notice. The school is closing early due to weather conditions, and the kids are sent home before the roads get too slippery. When Karen gets home, she decides to play in the backyard. Her mother lets her play outside for a few minutes, but not in the treehouse because it's too dangerous. Outside, Karen remembers that Andrew left her magic wand in the treehouse, so she climbs up the treehouse to get it. She slips and falls on a tree stump, rupturing her spleen.
Mrs. Engle calls Dr. Dellenkamp and tells her what had happened to her daughter. Then she calls Mrs. Dawes and asks if it's okay for Andrew to stay at her house. Finally, she calls Mr. Engle at work and asks him to meet her and Karen at the hospital as soon as he can. Then she and Karen drive to the hospital.
Characters in this book
- Ms. Colman's Class: Nancy Dawes, Hannie Papadakis, Ricky Torres, Natalie Springer, Bobby Gianelli, Pamela Harding, Addie Sidney, Barkan Twins, Sara Ford, Omar Harris, Leslie Morris
- Ms. Colman
- Mr. Mundy - school bus driver
- Mrs. Dawes
- Dr. Dellankamp
- Dr. Holter
- Brian - day nurse
- Sylvia - night nurse
- Mrs. Silliman - in charge of the hospital playroom.
Places in this book
- The name of the hospital isn't provided, but it's presumably Stoneybrook General Hospital.
- Lisa reads Karen The Cricket in Times Square after her surgery.